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Dr. Peter Anton
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Familial Mediterranean Fever (Overview)

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What is familial mediterranean fever like?

What is familial mediterranean fever like?

Subtle: Brief episodes of fever, generally beginning in childhood, with discomfort in different parts of the body (one side of the chest, the abdomen, a joint, maybe elsewhere) each time. Worse, especially if untreated, the disease often eventually causes amyloidosis, which will first ruin your life, then end it. Genetic testing clinches the diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Anton
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Familial Mediterranean Fever (Overview)

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Any tips to someone with "familial mediterranean fever"?

Any tips to someone with "familial mediterranean fever"?

Off and on attacks: Signs and symptoms of familial mediterranean fever usually begin during childhood. In fact, 90 percent of all people initially diagnosed with fmf are younger than 20 years old. The signs and symptoms, which are collectively referred to as attacks, often occur with little warning. Generally, the attacks last two to three days. ...Read more

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Treating a Fever (Checklist)

Don't panic! Most fevers is uncomfortable, but harmless.
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Take the appropriate dose of acetaminophen or ibuprofen
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Try cool compresses -- they may be soothing
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See your doctor if your fever is higher than 102 for more than 2 days
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About familial mediterranean fever‏my greetings to youi want to ask about fmf as i made amyloid a ( saa) and the result was 41 and the doctor diag?

About familial mediterranean fever‏my greetings to youi want to ask about fmf as i made amyloid a ( saa) and the result was 41 and the doctor diag?

Misunderstanding?: Tricky call. Serum amyloid-associated protein levels won't establish a diagnosis of familial mediterranean fever; today you want a geneticist or genetics lab to do this for you. It's an important diagnosis not to miss or to make in error; lifelong rx will make the fatal complication of amylodosis less likely, while an erroneous diagnosis results in lifelong unnecessary rx. Be proactive. ...Read more

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What is familial mediterranean fever?

What is familial mediterranean fever?

A great mimic: This is a hereditary deficiency in pyrin, which is the brakes on the acute inflammatory response. Episodes of pain in one place -- one side of the chest, the abdomen, a joint, etc -- are accompanied by fever. It seems mild, but especially untreated, tends to produce amyloidosis which is first crippling and then lethal. A few genetic diseases are similar, and fmf often takes years to diagnose. ...Read more

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Managing Hay Fever (Checklist)

Avoid heavy pollen areas
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Use air conditioners during pollen season
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If necessary, use a non-sedating antihistamine
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What is familial mediterranean fever like?

Subtle: Brief episodes of fever, generally beginning in childhood, with discomfort in different parts of the body (one side of the chest, the abdomen, a joint, maybe elsewhere) each time. Worse, especially if untreated, the disease often eventually causes amyloidosis, which will first ruin your life, then end it. Genetic testing clinches the diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is this familial mediterranean fever?

Genetic disorder: Recurrent periods of fever seen in certain ethnic groups, with attendant complications. See an internist. ...Read more

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Can familial mediterranean fever be detected easy?

Can familial mediterranean fever be detected easy?

Not really.: The diagnosis of this disorder is made with a combination of clinical analysis and testing. A history of typical attacks of fever and abdominal or joint pain in mediterranian groups like armenians or arabs is highly suggestive, with acutely high levels of c-reactive protein, wbc, and possibly evidence of renal failure. Genetic tests to detect mefv gene mutations and Metaraminol test can be done. ...Read more

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Is there any cure to familial mediterranean fever?

Is there any cure to familial mediterranean fever?

See below: At present, there are no cures, but management is available with a medicine called colchicine. See your doctor for more info. ...Read more

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Fever (Definition)

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