Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF):

 Also known as Armenian disease is a hereditary inflammatory disorder [3]:149. FMF is an auto inflammatory disease caused by mutations in MEFV,a gene which encodes a 781–amino acid protein denoted pyrin.

The disorder has been given various names including familial paroxysmal polyserositis,periodic peritonitis,recurrent polyserositis,benign paroxysmal peritonitis,periodic disease or periodic fever,Reimann periodic disease or Reimann's syndrome,Siegal-Cattan-Mamou disease,and Wolff periodic disease.  Note that "periodic fever" can also refer to any of the Periodic fever syndromes.


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