Familial Mediterranean Fever is a kind of fever that leads to an inflammatory disorder, which causes persistent episodes of fever and inflammation of the joints, lungs and abdomen. The apparent symptoms from early childhood involve fever, swollen joints, abdominal pain, constipation, a tender swollen scrotum and muscle aches. Mutations in the MEFV gene which is responsible for regulating inflammation in the body is responsible for the condition.
HOW IS FAMILIAL MEDITERRANEAN FEVER DIAGNOSED?
Complications include abnormal protein in blood, abdominal pain, pain in the joints and infertility in women.