[A Japanese family with adult-onset familial Mediterranean fever and periodic episodes of high fever and abdominal pain].


Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an autoinflammatory disease. The patient was a 28-year-old Japanese man with attacks of fever and abdominal pain, which recurred at 1-to 3-month intervals. These symptoms usually improved spontaneously 1 week later. Physical examination showed tenderness in the right lateral abdomen. Routine laboratory tests… (More)


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