Familial Mediterranean fever and cryptogenic cirrhosis.

  title={Familial Mediterranean fever and cryptogenic cirrhosis.},
  author={Nurit Tweezer-Zaks and Anat Doron-Libner and Perez Weiss and Shomron Ben-Horin and Iris Barshack and Merav Lidar and Avi Livneh},
  volume={86 6},
Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is a febrile disease characterized by acute, spontaneously resolving episodes of fever and pain caused by serosal inflammation and associated with mutations in the FMF gene, MEFV. Prophylaxis is maintained with colchicine. To our knowledge, no study has yet shown an association between FMF and cirrhosis of the liver. We conducted the current study to describe cryptogenic cirrhosis in FMF and to examine the possible relationship between the 2 entities. Patients… CONTINUE READING

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