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Hi. I want to know. What is the best treatment for familial mediterranean fever other than tacking colchicine , my brother is 24 years old , ?

Hi. I want to know. What is the best treatment for familial mediterranean fever other than tacking colchicine , my brother is 24 years old , ?

See details: Colchicine forms the basis of therapy. However, there are 2 other drugs that can be effective. These are Anakinra and rilonocept. I have personally seen excellent results with anakinra. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Anton
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Familial Mediterranean Fever (Definition)

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Is there a herbal treatment for familial mediterranean fever?

Is there a herbal treatment for familial mediterranean fever?

Apparently not.: The treatment for this disease is mainly analgesics and nsaids like diclofenac. Colchicine, a drug mainly used in gout, decreases attack frequency in patients, and adding Anakinra to the Colchicine regimen is successful in cases resistant to Colchicine therapy alone. ...Read more

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What are the latest treatments for familial mediterranean fever ?

What are the latest treatments for familial mediterranean fever ?

Best, not latest: Fmf is treacherous -- your mainstay of therapy is still Colchicine to keep the disease at bay and prevent amyloidosis which is horrible. The interleukin 1 receptor antagonist Anakinra is a pricey adjunct that's needed only by a minority of patients. ...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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Could you explain what is familial mediterranean fever?

Could you explain what is familial mediterranean fever?

Inherited disorder: It is an inherited disorder causing fever and pain and swelling at multiple sites. There is no cure but symptoms can be controlled. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/familial-mediterranean-fever/ds00766. ...Read more

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I want to know what's the familial mediterranean fever?

Serious illness: This is a genetic defect in pyrin, which is a protein left behind by angry neutrophils that go to a scene of acute injury to let the other neutrophils know they can maybe stay behind. Inflammatory responses are exaggerated. Most serious is a tendency to late amyloidosis which is horrible. If you're diagnosed comply with your medical regimen scrupulously. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is familial Mediterranean fever? Is it genetic?

What is familial Mediterranean fever? Is it genetic?

Genetic - yes: This is a genetic illness that is inflammatory and causes a variety of symptoms with a fever and attacks of abdomenal pain, joint attacks, chest pain, muscle aches, skin rashes. Your physicians can help clarify how it affects you. ...Read more

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What is familial Mediterranean fever? Is it genetic?

What is familial Mediterranean fever? Is it genetic?

See below: FMF is one of a group of recessively inherited diseases that is characterized by episodes of fever, very painful arthritis, pleuritis with chest pain, serositis with abdominal pain, red inflamed skin lesions, and sometimes amyloidosis. It occurs in Armenians, Arabs, Turks and some Semitic people. It is well controlled by colchicine which also prevents amyloidosis. ...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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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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