Familial Mediterranean fever

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Familial Mediterranean fever

Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an inherited condition characterized by episodes of painful inflammation of the abdominal lining (peritonitis),  lining surrounding the lungs (pleurisy), and joints (arthralgia and occasionally arthritis). These episodes are often accompanied by fever and sometimes a characteristic ankle rash. The first episode usually occurs in childhood or the teenage years, but in some cases, the initial attack occurs much later in life. Between attacks, people often do not have any symptoms. Without treatment, FMF can lead to kidney failure due to a buildup of certain protein deposits (amyloidosis). FMF is usually inherited in an autosomal recessive fashion and is caused by mutations in the MEFV gene.
 

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Autoinflammatory Alliance

The Autoinflammatory Alliance is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit public charity dedicated to promoting awareness, proper diagnosis and treatment, and improved care for people with autoinflammatory diseases. We started in 2006 under the name, The NOMID Alliance with the same basic goal: to help patients with CAPS and other autoinflammatory diseases. We have a IRS approval as tax-exempt under both names.

Last Updated: 24 Jul 2015

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Center for Jewish Genetics

The Center is dedicated to gathering and disseminating knowledge about Jewish genetic disorders and hereditary cancers. Its mission is to educate and serve health care professionals, clergy and the Jewish community.

Last Updated: 26 Dec 2012

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stopcaidnow.org

Our mission is simple-Educate, Provide Awareness, and Fund Researchers who are committed to finding a cure. StopCAIDnow(501c3) is focused on providing tools to better educate Doctor’s and the community on AutoInflammatory diseases. There is a need for an understanding of these diseases so proper diagnosis can be made, and treatment can be started. This will help alleviate the inflammation process, 7 the pain that comes with it. Proper diagnosis is urgent for the prognosis of these diseases. If left untreated damage to the tissues, organs & vision(for some) will not only be irreversible but devastating

Last Updated: 5 Mar 2013

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Autoinflammatory Alliance

The Autoinflammatory Alliance is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit public charity dedicated to promoting awareness, proper diagnosis and treatment, and improved care for people with autoinflammatory diseases. We started in 2006 under the name, The NOMID Alliance with the same basic goal: to help patients with CAPS and other autoinflammatory diseases. We have a IRS approval as tax-exempt under both names.

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Last Updated: 24 Jul 2015

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Center for Jewish Genetics

The Center is dedicated to gathering and disseminating knowledge about Jewish genetic disorders and hereditary cancers. Its mission is to educate and serve health care professionals, clergy and the Jewish community.

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Last Updated: 26 Dec 2012

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stopcaidnow.org

Our mission is simple-Educate, Provide Awareness, and Fund Researchers who are committed to finding a cure. StopCAIDnow(501c3) is focused on providing tools to better educate Doctor’s and the community on AutoInflammatory diseases. There is a need for an understanding of these diseases so proper diagnosis can be made, and treatment can be started. This will help alleviate the inflammation process, 7 the pain that comes with it. Proper diagnosis is urgent for the prognosis of these diseases. If left untreated damage to the tissues, organs & vision(for some) will not only be irreversible but devastating

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Last Updated: 5 Mar 2013

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General Resources

Healthier Ever After (injection tips book & program)

This child-friendly book is for patients and their families to learn how to manage their injectable medications, and has a program to help children to discuss and make a plan of care, and goals with rewards to chart on a reusable white board page.

Updated 6 May 2015

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Arts and Literature

CAPS medical guidebook.

Medical guidebook about Cryopyrin-Associated Periodic syndromes (CAPS).

Updated 6 May 2015

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Familial Mediterranean fever" returned 389 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Subclinical inflammation in a case of menstruation-induced familial Mediterranean fever: A case report.
 

Author(s): Kazusato Hara, Yushiro Endo, Midori Ishida, Yuya Fujita, Sosuke Tsuji, Ayuko Takatani, Toshimasa Shimizu, Remi Sumiyoshi, Takashi Igawa, Masataka Umeda, Shoichi Fukui, Ayako Nishino, Shin-Ya Kawashiri, Naoki Iwamoto, Kunihiro Ichinose, Mami Tamai, Hideki Nakamura, Tomoki Origuchi, Kiyoshi Migita, Atsushi Kawakami, Tomohiro Koga

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Sep;97(38):e12305.

 

Because most patients with familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) have attacks without any prodromal symptoms, and since it is suggested that patients with FMF have subclinical inflammation even during remission, a daily continuous administration of colchicine is recommended for patients ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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SEROLOGICAL SCREENING FOR CELIAC DISEASE IN CHILDREN WITH COLCHICINE-RESISTANT FAMILIAL MEDITERRANEAN FEVER.
 

Author(s): Yasin Şahin, Kenan Barut, Tufan Kutlu, Fugen Cullu Cokugras, Amra Adrovic, Sezgin Sahin, Tulay Erkan, Ozgur Kasapcopur

Journal: Arq Gastroenterol. ;55(2):175-178.

 

Familial Mediterranean fever and celiac disease share some common clinical features such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, arthralgia and arthritis. Also, both of the diseases are associated with many inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. Previous studies have shown the association between ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Gene Insertion/Deletion Variant and Familial Mediterranean Fever-related Amyloidosis.
 

Author(s): Ayse Feyda Nursal, Ercan Turkmen, Suheyla Uzun Kaya, Akin Tekcan, Ozlem Sezer, Sumeyya Deniz Celik, Serbulent Yigit

Journal: Iran J Kidney Dis. 2018 05;12(3):150-155.

 

The most important complication of familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is secondary amyloidosis, which can lead to kidney failure. Genetic variability in the genes of various components of the renin-angiotensin system may play a role in the pathogenesis of the kidney disorders.  The ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Familial Mediterranean fever" returned 31 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The liver in familial Mediterranean fever: is it involved?
 

Author(s): Eldad Ben-Chetrit, Hasan Yazici

Journal: Clin. Exp. Rheumatol.. ;35 Suppl 108(6):108-112.

 

Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is characterised by recurrent attacks of fever and serositis. It may affect the peritoneum, pleura, synovia and the skin. Usually the liver is intact in FMF. Recently, this concept was challenged by some groups which claimed that hepatitis is a feature ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Tocilizumab in the treatment of twelve cases with aa amyloidosis secondary to familial mediterranean fever.
 

Author(s): Serdal Ugurlu, Aysa Hacioglu, Yasaman Adibnia, Vedat Hamuryudan, Huri Ozdogan

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There is no established treatment of AA amyloidosis, a long-term complication of various chronic inflammatory diseases associated with increased mortality, such as familial Mediterranian fever (FMF). Recently there are few reports pointing out that tocilizumab(TCZ), an anti IL-6 agent ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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A retrospective analysis of 7 cases of familial mediterranean fever.
 

Author(s): Chie Ogita, Kiyoshi Matsui, Dai Kisida, Masahide Yazaki, Akinori Nakamura, Satosi Kaku, Hidehiko Makino, Rei Tadokoro, Kouta Azuma, Kazuyuki Tsuboi, Mei Tani, Masao Tamura, Takahiro Yoshikawa, Mai Morimoto, Aki Nishioka, Masahiro Sekiguchi, Naoto Azuma, Masayasu Kitano, Shinichiro Tsunoda, Hideaki Sawai, Hajime Sano

Journal: Nihon Rinsho Meneki Gakkai Kaishi. 2017 ;40(1):21-27.

 

Familial mediterranean fever (FMF) is a single inherited autoinflammatory disease characterized by periodic fever with relatively short duration of 1 to 3 days and sterile serositis. Although the prevalence rate is highest in the Mediterranean coastal area, a large number of cases ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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A Diagnostic Test for Familial Mediterranean Fever
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Familial Mediterranean Fever

 

Last Updated: 19 Nov 2018

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Tocilizumab for the Treatment of Familial Mediterranean Fever
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Familial Mediterranean Fever

 

Last Updated: 28 May 2018

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Gluten-related Disorders in Familial Mediterranean Fever Patients
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Not-celiac Wheat Sensitivity (NCWS); Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF)

 

Last Updated: 9 Oct 2018

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