Diagnosis of familial Mediterranean fever by a molecular genetics method.

  title={Diagnosis of familial Mediterranean fever by a molecular genetics method.},
  author={Shlomit Eisenberg and Ivona Aksentijevich and Zhi-hui Deng and Daniel L. Kastner and Yaacov Matzner},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  volume={129 7},
Familial Mediterranean fever, or recurrent polyserositis, is a recessively inherited disorder that affects Sephardic Jews, Turks, Armenians, and Arabs. In these populations, the carrier frequency has been estimated to be as high as 1 in 5 persons [1, 2]. The disorder is characterized by recurrent episodes of unprovoked inflammation involving the joints; the pleural and peritoneal cavities; and, less frequently, the skin. Familial Mediterranean fever peritonitis, the most common manifestation of… CONTINUE READING


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