Familial mediterranean fever

Familial Mediterranean fever is divided into types 1 and 2. Patients with FMF type 1 have short episodes of inflammation and serositis including fever, peritonitis, synovitis, pleuritis, and rarely, pericarditis and meningitis. Amyloidoisis is the most severe complication, can lead to renal failure. Patients with FMF type 2 have amyloidosis, as the first clinical manifestation of disease in an asymptomatic individual.

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