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5 Facts you should know about

Familial Mediterranean fever

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An inherited condition characterized by recurrent episodes of painful inflammation in the abdomen, chest, or joints

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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

Amyloid A protein is produced in very large quantities during attacks, and at a low rate between attacks, and accumulates mainly in the kidney

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