Fever of unknown origin in the outpatient setting: A retrospective analysis of 30 cases of familial Mediterranean fever.

@article{Kunimatsu2016FeverOU,
  title={Fever of unknown origin in the outpatient setting: A retrospective analysis of 30 cases of familial Mediterranean fever.},
  author={Junwa Kunimatsu and Junko Maeda and Riri Watanabe and On Kato and Dai Kishida and Masahide Yazaki and Akinori Nakamura},
  journal={Nihon Rinsho Men'eki Gakkai kaishi = Japanese journal of clinical immunology},
  year={2016},
  volume={39 2},
  pages={
          130-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND In Japan, familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is a rare cause of fever of unknown origin (FUO). However, we experienced an extraordinary number of FMF cases over 3 years. This suggests that many patients with FMF remain misdiagnosed in Japan. This study examines the clinical picture of FMF to assist Japanese clinicians in daily practice dealing with FUO. PATIENTS AND METHODS Three years of medical records were reviewed, and 38 patients with FMF or suspected FMF were collected from… CONTINUE READING
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