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What is familial mediterranean fever like?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Fevers & belly pain

Fmf is a genetically inherited disease which leads to fevers and, often, abdominal pain that can be mistaken for an infection but is not.
Symptoms usually start in young adult hood and treatment involves the use of anti-inflammatories.

In brief: Fevers & belly pain

Fmf is a genetically inherited disease which leads to fevers and, often, abdominal pain that can be mistaken for an infection but is not.
Symptoms usually start in young adult hood and treatment involves the use of anti-inflammatories.
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
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