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Familial Mediterranean fever

Disease definition

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.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • Benign paroxysmal peritonitis
    • Benign recurrent polyserositis
    • FMF
    • Familial paroxysmal polyserositis
    • Periodic disease
  • Prevalence: 1-5 / 10 000
  • Inheritance: Autosomal recessive 
  • Age of onset: Infancy, Childhood, Adolescent, Adult
  • ICD-10: E85.0
  • OMIM: 134610  249100
  • UMLS: C0031069  C0585274
  • MeSH: D010505
  • GARD: 6421
  • MedDRA: 10016207
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