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Familial mediterranean fever: can the cause be treated?

Familial mediterranean fever: can the cause be treated?

See an internist: Or a geneticist. There are specialized dna testing techniques which can assist with this. But first, before spending a great deal of money, make sure you have had intermittent episodes of self-remitting fevers, belong to one of the ethnic groups in which this occurs, and have no other source for your symptoms. This is an uncommon condition. See a good internist. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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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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Who diagnoses the familial mediterranean fever and when?

Who diagnoses the familial mediterranean fever and when?

An internist: Or a geneticist. There are specialized dna testing techniques which can assist with this. But first, before spending a great deal of money, make sure you have had intermittent episodes of self-remitting fevers, belong to one of the ethnic groups in which this occurs, and have no other source for your symptoms. This is an uncommon condition. See a good internist. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: familial mediterranean fever?

What is the definition or description of: familial mediterranean fever?

MEDITERRANEAN FEVER: Familial mediterranean fever, also called familial paroxysmal or recurrent polyserositis is an inherited condition characterized by transient recurring attacks of abdominal pain, fever, pleurisy (chest pain), arthritis, and rash. The condition is asymptomatic between attacks. ...Read more

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Which chromosome does the familial mediterranean fever occur on?

Two genes: More than one type of gene defect can cause familial mediterranean fever. Two common defective genes are mefv and saa1, and are located on short arms of chromosome 16 and 11 respectively. See this site for more info. http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/familial-mediterranean-fever. ...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 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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Familial mediterranean fever: is getting pregnancy ok?

Familial mediterranean fever: is getting pregnancy ok?

Yes: Because fmf is a relatively rare condition there are few studies of large numbers to answer this really well. Colchicine is used for symptom control in fmf. Data suggest now real difference in pregnancy outcome in treated vs untreated groups, but treatment helps with symptoms. Genetic testing for offspring is recommended. Increased infertility rates and miscarriages (~25%) with this disease. ...Read more

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Familial mediterranean fever. Should I be getting pregnancy?

Familial mediterranean fever. Should I be getting pregnancy?

Fever: Familial mediateranean fever may result in infertility, abortion and medications taken for familila mediterranean fever may have side effects on fetus therefore it is important to go the physician and discuss with your physician. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Familial Mediterranean Fever (Definition)

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