Protracted febrile myalgia syndrome in a Japanese patient with fasciitis detected on MRI.


Protracted febrile myalgia syndrome (PFMS) is a rare manifestation of familial Mediterranean fever characterized by prolonged severe myalgia. We herein describe a case of PFMS with fasciitis on magnetic resonance imaging. The response to corticosteroid therapy was prompt, as is typical for PFMS. An MEFV gene analysis revealed the patient to be homozygous… (More)


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