Late-onset familial Mediterranean fever (FMF): a subset with distinct clinical, demographic, and molecular genetic characteristics.

@article{Tamir1999LateonsetFM,
  title={Late-onset familial Mediterranean fever (FMF): a subset with distinct clinical, demographic, and molecular genetic characteristics.},
  author={N Tamir and Pnina Langevitz and Debora Zemer and Elon Pras and Yael Shinar and Shai Padeh and Nurit Zaks and Mordechai Pras and Avi Livneh},
  journal={American journal of medical genetics},
  year={1999},
  volume={87 1},
  pages={30-5}
}
To determine the prevalence and characterize demographic, clinical, and genetic features of familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) of late onset, all patients experiencing their first FMF attack at age 40 years or more were identified using the computerized registry of our FMF clinic, and then thoroughly interviewed and examined. The control group consisted of 40 consecutive FMF patients, who arrived at the FMF clinic for their regular follow-up visit and were 40 years of age or older at the time… CONTINUE READING

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