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5 Facts you should know about

Familial Mediterranean fever (2)

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1

The first episode of illness

in familial Mediterranean fever usually occurs in childhood or the teenage years.

2

Typically, episodes last 12 to 72 hours and can vary in severity.

3

Most attacks involve fever and sometimes a rash or headache.

4

Diagnosis is clinically made on the basis of the history of typical attacks,

especially in patients from the ethnic groups in which FMF is more highly prevalent.

5

Without treatment, AA amyloidosis in the body's organs and tissues may occur,

especially in the kidneys, which can lead to kidney failure.

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