Clinical Immunology Review Series: An approach to the patient with a periodic fever syndrome

Authors


  • Series Originator: Edward Kaminski Series Editor: Stephen Jolles

Dr H. J. Lachmann, National Amyloidosis Centre, Division of Medicine, University College London Medical School, Royal Free Campus, Rowland Hill Street, London NW3 2PF, UK. E-mail: h.lachmann@ucl.ac.uk

Abstract

ARTICLES PUBLISHED IN THIS CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY REVIEW SERIES

allergy in childhood, allergy diagnosis by use of the clinical immunology laboratory, anaphylaxis, angioedema, management of pulmonary diseases in primary antibody deficiency, periodic fever syndrome, recurrent infections in childhood, recurrent oro-genital ulceration, recurrent superficial abcesses, SLE and Sjögren's syndrome, urticaria, vasculitis/CTD

Summary

The periodic fever syndromes are disorders of innate immunity. They may be inherited or acquired and present as recurrent attacks of apparently spontaneous self-limiting inflammation without evidence of autoantibodies or infection. Over the past decade-and-a-half there has been significant progress in their understanding and treatment.

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