Familial Mediterranean Fever in Armenian population.

  title={Familial Mediterranean Fever in Armenian population.},
  author={Tamara F Sarkisian and H Ajrapetian and Armen Beglarian and G Shahsuvarian and A V Egiazarian},
  journal={Georgian medical news},
Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) is an inherited, recessively transmitted inflammatory condition usually occurred in populations from Mediterranean descent (Armenian, Arab, Jewish, Greek, Turkish and Italian populations). Identification of MEFV gene mutations has been of tremendous help for early diagnosis of most cases. The frequency of FMF is different. The prevalence of heterozygous carriers of one of the mutations of MEFV gene is as high as 1 in 5 healthy individuals in Armenia. Genetic… CONTINUE READING
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