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Familial Mediterranean Fever

  1. Bernard M Babior1,
  2. Yaacov Matzner2

Published Online: 19 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0001455



How to Cite

Babior, B. M. and Matzner, Y. 2001. Familial Mediterranean Fever. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California, USA

  2. 2

    Hadassah Hospital, Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem, Israel

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2001


Familial Mediterranean fever is an inherited disorder which causes episodes of severe pain and fever lasting a few days and then recurring shortly afterward. Joints, peritoneal and pleural spaces are primarily affected displaying acute inflammation and an influx of neutrophils into the inflamed area.


  • colchicine;
  • amyloid;
  • complement;
  • neutrophil;
  • gene;
  • middle east