The hereditary periodic fever syndromes: molecular analysis of a new family of inflammatory diseases.


The hereditary periodic fever syndromes are a group of Mendelian disorders characterized by episodic fever and serosal or synovial inflammation. Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) and the hyperimmunoglobulinemia D and periodic fever syndrome are both recessively inherited, while three dominantly inherited syndromes have been described, the best… (More)


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