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FAMILIAL MEDITERRANEAN FEVER
Familial Mediterranean Fever is an inflammatory condition that causes recurrent fevers and painful inflammation of abdomen, joints and lungs. It is an inherited disorder that affects people of Mediterranean origin. Symptoms of Familial Mediterranean Fever begin in childhood. Common symptoms include:
• Abdominal pain
• Chest pain
• Achy, swollen joints
• Constipation followed by diarrhoea
• Muscle aches
• Swollen, tender rectum
HOW IS FAMILIAL MEDITERRANEAN FEVER DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of Familial Mediterranean Fever is based on the symptoms and physical examination. General physician may review your family history and order for blood tests to confirm the disease. During attacks, certain markers are at elevated levels. Genetic testing confirms diagnosis of the condition
HOW IS FAMILIAL MEDITERRANEAN FEVER TREATED?
Treatment for this Familial Mediterranean Fever actually requires an intensive healthy care plan comprising of healthy diet to boost nutrition followed with doses of antibiotics to keep the fever in control. Colchicine medicines are also given here.
DID YOU KNOW?
The first episode of illness in familial Mediterranean fever usually occurs in childhood or the teenage years, but in some cases, the initial attack occurs much later in life. Typically, episodes last 12 to 72 hours and can vary in severity. The length of time between attacks is also variable and can range from days to years.