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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?
Your general physician may conduct a thorough physical examination along with blood tests, genetic tests and reviewing your family history for diagnosing this condition. The condition is typically diagnosed in childhood when the child experiences high fever with abdominal pain.
HOW IS FAMILIAL MEDITERRANEAN FEVER TREATED?
While there is no cure for Familial Mediterranean fever, medications such as colchicine, rilonacept and anakinra are prescribed to alleviate the associated symptoms.
DID YOU KNOW?
Symptom-free periods last anything between a few days to a few years