Familial Mediterranean fever

What is Familial Mediterranean fever?

Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an autoinflammatory disorder characterized by recurrent short episodes of fever and serositis resulting in pain in the abdomen, chest, joints and muscles.

Other condition names

  • Benign paroxysmal peritonitis
  • Benign recurrent polyserositis
  • FMF
  • Familial paroxysmal polyserositis
  • Periodic disease

Inheritance type

Autosomal dominant, Autosomal recessive

Age of Onset

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Childhood
  • Infancy
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