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5 Facts you should know about

Familial Mediterranean fever

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1

An inherited condition characterized by recurrent episodes of painful inflammation

in the abdomen, chest, or joints.

2

While all ethnic groups are susceptible to FMF,

it usually occurs in people of Mediterranean origin.

3

Ninety percent of all patients have their first attack

before they are 18 years old.

4

Attacks develop over 2–4 hours

and last anywhere from 6 hours to 4 days.

5

AA amyloid protein is produced in very large quantities during attacks,

and at a low rate between them, and accumulates mainly in the kidney.

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