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.
Yes. Colchicine, the mainstay of fmf treatment, is an herb -- from the beautiful crocus plant. It staves off or averts the dreadful, common, and invariably fatal complication of amyloidosis, which is the real danger of fmf. We are fortunate that mother nature has provided something this helpful. Best wishes to you for a fine question.

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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, ?

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...

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...

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...

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...

Can familial mediterranean fever be detected early?

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. Read more...

Familial mediterranean fever: can the basic problem be treated?

Yes. There are available and effective treatments for fmf including Colchicine and anti-tnf drugs. Read more...
Get treated. It's genetic and incurable. But even if your fmf seems to be a trivial, nuisance-illness not worth taking medication for, the dread, very common complication is amyloidosis which will first ruin and then end your life. Colchicine in particular prevents or a least delays this. I'm glad you are taking a proactive approach to your health. Good luck. Read more...

Familial mediterranean fever: is it possible for the basic defect be treated?

No. This is a genetic disease caused in most cases by deficiency in pyrin. Replacing the protein won't help as it's needed only in certain areas where neutrophils have begun to congregate. Thankfully, if you're complaint with medication even when you feel well, you can usually avoid the horrible late consequence of the disease -- amyloidosis. Read more...

Is there any relations between otoimmune disease and familial mediterranean fever?

No, but... They mimic each other, since both are prone to cause serositis unexpectedly. The most important thing to know about fmf -- if you actually have it -- is to comply with your treatment even if you do not feel sick. It will make you much less likely to get amyloidosis, which is a miserable way to go. Best wishes. Read more...

What chromosome does the familial mediterranean fever relate to?

Chromosome 16. The mefv gene is located on the short (p) arm of chromosome 16 at position 13.3, from base pair 3, 292, 027 to 3, 306, 626 (per wikipedia). Read more...