Fever, Mediterranean: A inherited disorder of unknown cause featuring short recurring bouts of fever together with pain in the joints, chest or abdomen. Also called Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF).
Between attacks, the patient seems healthy (when FMF is more difficult to diagnose). The gene for FMF (autosomal recessive, on chromosome 16) was reportedly identified in August, 1997. FMF is found in persons of Mediterranean ethnic background.
Familial Mediterranean fever â€” Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, complications, treatment of this inherited inflammatory disorder.
Familial Mediterranean fever is an inherited condition characterized by recurrent episodes of painful inflammation in the abdomen, chest, or joints.
Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is also called recurrent polyserositis.
What is Familial Mediterranean Fever? Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) is an inherited disease, characterized by recurrent attacks of fever, inflammation of the ...
Disease characteristics. Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) comprises two phenotypes: type 1 and type 2. FMF type 1 is characterized by recurrent short episodes of ...