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.

http://www.jewishgenetics.org

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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Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Familial Mediterranean fever" returned 363 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Effect of oral Colchicine on Peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer thickness in patients with familial Mediterranean fever.
 

Author(s): Burak Tanyıldız, Mehmet Engin Tezcan, Baran Kandemir, Nesrin Tutaş Günaydın, Eren Göktaş, Aise Tangılntız, Aysu Karatay Arsan

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The purpose of this study is to investigate whether oral colchicine has an effect on peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (pRNFL) thickness of familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) patients.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Alteration of the microRNA expression profile in familial Mediterranean fever patients.
 

Author(s): Yeliz Z Akkaya-Ulum, Banu Balci-Peynircioglu, Omer Karadag, Fehime K Eroglu, Umut Kalyoncu, Sedat Kiraz, Ali Ihsan Ertenli, Seza Özen, Engin Yilmaz

Journal: Clin. Exp. Rheumatol.. ;35 Suppl 108(6):90-94.

 

Phenotypic heterogeneity in familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) disease indicated that FMF is not a simple monogenic disease. Therefore it has been suggested that epigenetic factors can be one of the reason for the variations. We undertook this study to test potential involvement of ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Living kidney transplantation between brothers with unrecognized renal amyloidosis as the first manifestation of familial Mediterranean fever: a case report.
 

Author(s): Ramón Peces, Sara Afonso, Carlos Peces, Julián Nevado, Rafael Selgas

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Familial Mediterranean fever is an autosomal recessive disease characterized by recurrent episodes of fever and polyserositis and by the onset of reactive amyloid-associated amyloidosis. Amyloidosis due to familial Mediterranean fever can lead to end-stage renal disease, culminating ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Familial Mediterranean fever" returned 28 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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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 survey of resistance to colchicine treatment for French patients with familial Mediterranean fever.
 

Author(s): Alice Corsia, Sophie Georgin-Lavialle, Véronique Hentgen, Eric Hachulla, Gilles Grateau, Albert Faye, Pierre Quartier, Linda Rossi-Semerano, Isabelle Koné-Paut

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Colchicine is the standard treatment for familial Mediterranean fever (FMF), preventing attacks and inflammatory complications. True resistance is rare and yet not clearly defined. We evaluated physicians' definition of colchicine resistance and report how they manage it.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Familial Mediterranean Fever and Related Disorders: Genetics and Disease Characteristics
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF)

 

Last Updated: 26 Oct 2017

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Last Updated: 19 May 2016

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Colchicine Levels in the Serum of FMF (Familial Mediterranean Fever) Patients
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: FMF; Colchicine Resistance; Colchicine Toxicity

 

Last Updated: 4 Jul 2017

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