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Can familial mediterranean fever be detected early?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Rare condition

Fmf often presents as fever of undetermined origin.
If you are of appropriate ethnic background, have episodes of fever with abdominal pain and other suggestions of polyserositis and are without symptoms between attacks the illness is suspected and there are now molecular testing techniques for hereditary periodic fevers. Without these symptoms, very difficult to suspect.

In brief: Rare condition

Fmf often presents as fever of undetermined origin.
If you are of appropriate ethnic background, have episodes of fever with abdominal pain and other suggestions of polyserositis and are without symptoms between attacks the illness is suspected and there are now molecular testing techniques for hereditary periodic fevers. Without these symptoms, very difficult to suspect.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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