Familial Mediterranean Fever

The familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an autosomal recessive hereditary disease that pericarditis characterized by repeated attacks of fever and peritonitis, sometimes with pleurisy, skin lesions, arthritis, and very rarely. Renal amyloidosis can develop, sometimes leading to kidney failure. People with genetic origin in the Mediterranean are more likely than other ethnic groups affected. The diagnosis is mainly clinically detected, although now a genetic test is possible. The treatment consists…

September 3, 2018
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