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Familial Mediterranean Fever

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Abstract

Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF), also known as an autoinflammatory syndrome, is the most frequent periodic fever syndrome, affecting not only eastern Mediterranean people such as non-Ashkenazi Jews, Armenians, Arabs, and Turks but also reported throughout the world’s populations (Papadopoulos et al. 2008; Guz et al. 2009).

Keywords

Familial Mediterranean Fever Familial Mediterranean Fever Patient MEFV Gene Renal Amyloidosis Aphthous Stomatitis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Perinatal and Clinical Genetics, Department of PediatricsLSU Health Sciences CenterShreveportUSA
  2. 2.Medical GeneticsShriners Hospitals for ChildrenShreveportUSA

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