Mediterranean fever


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Mediterranean fever:

see brucellosisbrucellosis
or Bang's disease,
infectious disease of farm animals that is sometimes transmitted to humans. In humans the disease is also known as undulant fever, Mediterranean fever, or Malta fever.
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Mediterranean fever

[‚med·ə·tə′rā·nē·ən ′fē·vər]
(medicine)
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Severe disease in patients with rheumatoid arthritis carrying a mutation in the Mediterranean fever gene.
Familial Mediterranean fever mutation frequencies and carrier rates among a mixed Arabic population.
Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF), also called Periodic Disease or more rarely Recurrent Polyserositis, is a genetic disorder characterized by recurrent febrile episodes and inflammation of serous membranes.
Kastner's team studied people from 62 families with Mediterranean fever who had been treated at clinics in Tel Aviv or Los Angeles.
Genetic analysis of the patient detected K695R heterozygote mutation of Mediterranean fever gene 10 exon, FMF diagnosis was made, and colchicine treatment was begun.
Summary GlobalData's clinical trial report, "Familial Mediterranean Fever Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2014" provides data on the Familial Mediterranean Fever clinical trial scenario.
Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an autosomal recessive disease manifested by recurrent attacks of serositis (peritonitis, pleuritis, pericarditis, synovitis/arthritis), fever and characterized by clinical, histological and laboratory evidence of inflammation.
Ilaris is being investigated in a number of rare autoinflammatory conditions, including Tumor Necrosis Factor Receptor-Associated Periodic Syndrome (TRAPS), colchicine-resistant Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) and Hyper IgD Syndrome (HIDS).
Based upon the laboratory results and the patient's clinical and family history, Chronic Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) was suspected.

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