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What is the "mediterranean fever"? What do you treat it with?

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Dr. Peter Horvath
Fertility Medicine
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In brief: What type?

"mediterranean fever" classically refers to an infection from contact with animals carrying the brucella bacteria ("brucellosis), and is treated with antibiotics.
There is also a "familial mediterranean fever" which is a genetic disorder that causes an autoimmune type of inflammation related to defects in a protein known as pyrin. There is no specific "treatment" per se for this disease.

In brief: What type?

"mediterranean fever" classically refers to an infection from contact with animals carrying the brucella bacteria ("brucellosis), and is treated with antibiotics.
There is also a "familial mediterranean fever" which is a genetic disorder that causes an autoimmune type of inflammation related to defects in a protein known as pyrin. There is no specific "treatment" per se for this disease.
Dr. Peter Horvath
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Familial mediterranean fever cannot be cured, but treatment with colchicine slows down the attacks and goes a long way to preventing amyloidosis, which is the dread side effect.
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