Familial Mediterranean fever is an inherited condition with inflammatory disorder that causes recurrent fevers and painful inflammation of your abdomen, lungs and joints. Familial Mediterranean fever is an inherited disorder that usually occurs in people of Mediterranean origin — including Sephardic Jews, Arabs, Greeks, Italians, Armenians and Turks however it may affect any ethnic group.
HOW IS FAMILIAL MEDITERRANEAN FEVER DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of the same is done by assessing your family history to check if others had this issue. Post this, genetic testing along with blood testing is done to evaluate the genetic factors causing this problem.
HOW IS FAMILIAL MEDITERRANEAN FEVER TREATED?
There are no specific treatment methods for Familial Mediterranean Fever, only symptomatic relief may be provided. Medications may be given for reducing the inflammation and control fever.
DID YOU KNOW?
This condition is most commonly seen in people belonging to the Mediterranean region including the Sephardic Jews, Arabs, Armenians, Greeks, Italians and Turks. However, it may affect any other ethnic group as well.