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Familial Mediterranean Fever Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions and their answers:

If you are a patient or carer with a question about living with FMF, about treatments, or other relevant information please email your question to [email protected] and we will put it to the specialists who have agreed to answer your questions from time to time.

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What are the symptoms of FMF?

FMF most often occurs before 10 years old and usually at about 2, 3 years old. It can sometimes be during the first year of life and, in exceptional cases, in the first weeks of life. FMF can also ...

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What is FMF?

FMF belongs to the family of hereditary autoinflammatory diseases. These diseases are mainly determined by a genetic defect, causing immune system dysfunction. In people suffering from hereditary a...

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Familial Mediterranean Fever Patient Groups

These are patient organisations that have experience and expertise in Familial Mediterranean Fever. They are supporters of this website. Contact them for more information on their activities.

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  • AIFP

    Associazione Italiana "Febbri Periodiche" Nel 2006 nasce l'AIFP, "Associazione Italiana Febbri Periodiche", che si prefigge di portare questo gruppo di malattie rare(le febbri periodiche o sindromi autoinfiammatorie), all'attenzione dei medici, attraverso la propria attività di sensibilizzazione. L'Associazione Italiana “Febbri Periodiche", è stata costituita nel 2006. Si prefigge di portare questo gruppo di malattie rare (le febbri periodiche o sindromi autoinfiammatorie), all'attenzione dei medici, attraverso la propria attività di sensibilizzazione. Tra gli scopi vi sono quelli di stabilire una rete di comunicazione e supporto tra i pazienti e le loro famiglie. Difendere i diritti civili, la dignità personale e di cittadino delle persone affette da Febbri Periodiche. Aiutare gli ammalati ad ottenere i servizi sociali di previdenza e di assistenza cui hanno diritto per legge. Curare il collegamento con le Associazioni straniere ed internazionali che hanno finalità analoghe e con tutte le Associazioni che si occupano di malattie che hanno sintomi o danni similari, per scambiare con esse informazioni utili relative alle attività svolte sia mediche che sociali ed adoperarsi per l'applicazione delle leggi esistenti e per la proposizione di nuove leggi più rispondenti alle esigenze dei malati affetti da queste patologie.

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  • Stichting FMF-Community Nederland

    The Dutch FMF-Community is a non-profit patient association providing information and support and is dedicated to promoting awareness, proper diagnosis, health care and treatment and improved care for patients with FMF (Familial Mediterranean Fever) and other auto-inflammatory syndromes.

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  • AFFMF

    L’Association Française de la Fièvre Méditerranéenne Familiale et des autres Fièvres Récurrentes Héréditaires a pour but de concourir à la protection de la santé publique en participant à la prophylaxie des maladies rares que sont la maladie périodique et les autres fièvres récurrentes héréditaires selon les axes suivants: -Développer l’information sur ces maladies rares et plus précisément informer, orienter les malades et leurs familles répartis dans toute la France, partager les expériences du quotidien, les informations médicales, se communiquer des informations pratiques et proposer des accès directs aux informations (internet, conférences, publications, ...), travailler en partenariat avec les collectifs d’association, entretenir des échanges avec les associations étrangères des fièvres récurrentes héréditaires. -Aider à l’amélioration du diagnostic et de la prise en charge précoce des malades. Participer à la reconnaissance de ces maladies : -o auprès des services hospitaliers, des médecins, -o auprès des organismes sociaux pour améliorer la prise en charge, -o auprès des pouvoirs publics. -Contribuer à la recherche sur ces maladies en vue de leur traitement et de leur guérison.

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  • FMF Montreal

    FMF Montreal is an initiative in collaboration with local medical genetics services with a three-fold purpose: 1. To facilitate access to information, diagnosis,treatment,and support for people who are affected by Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) 2. To increase awareness about FMF in communities most commonly affected by it, primarily of Mediterranean origin 3. To further the medical community’s understanding of FMF with respect to symptoms presentation, diagnosis, and patient care.

    Contact FMF Montreal

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Familial Mediterranean Fever Documents

Resources, documents and detailed informations on Familial Mediterranean Fever. In this section you can download brochures, ask for printed documents or find useful links.

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Familial Mediterranean Fever Articles

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Orphanet: Familial Mediterranean Fever (2004)

Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) manifests as short febrile episodes occurring at variable intervals, with intermittent abdominal, thoracic, joint and/or cutaneous pain, and the possible developm...

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Quali sono i sintomi della FMF

Esordio. I primi sintomi di malattia compaiono nella prima decade di vita nel 50% circa dei casi e solo il 5% dei pazienti sviluppa la malattia dopo il trentesimo anno di età.

L'inci...

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Clinical Symptoms: Attacks

90% of all patients have their first attack before they are 20 years old. All develop over 2-4 hours and last anytime between 6 hours and 4 days, unless you go untreated for years and then the dise...

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Familial Mediterranean Fever Events

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  • June 2011

  • Organise une réunion d’information

    On 16 June 2011

    Jeudi 16 juin 2011 à 17h30 à l’espace « Chez Sophie » 392 Rue des Mercières 69140 Rilleux La Pape Thèmes abordés Rappel des caractéristiques de la FMF et des autres fièvres récurrentes héréditaires (symptômes, traitements), Le progrès dans la prise en charge des malades, Centres de référence / Centres de compétence, FMF et vie quotidienne.

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  • December 2011

  • International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    On 3 December 2011

    The annual observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3 December was established by the International Year for Disabled Persons (1981). The Day aims to promote a better understanding of disability issues with a focus on the rights of persons with disabilities and gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of the political, social, economic and cultural life of their communities. The goal of full and effective participation of persons with disabilities in society and development was established by the World Programme of Action concerning Disabled Persons, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1982.

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Familial Mediterranean Fever community news

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    Anti-TNF agents in familial Mediterranean fever: report of three cases and review of the literature
    News, published 3 days ago

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    Herein we present reports of three patients (all were positive for HLA B27) with typical spondylitis associated with FMF who were successfully managed with anti-TNF agents, along with a literature review.

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    Familial Mediterranean Fever and Hypercoagulability
    News, published 6 days ago

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    Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an autosomal recessive hereditary disease which is characterized by recurrent attacks of fever and peritonitis, pleuritis, arthritis, or erysipelas-like skin disease. As such, FMF is a prototype of autoinflammatory diseases...

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    Efficacy and Safety of Canakinumab in Patients With Colchicine Resistant Familial Mediterranean Fever
    News, published 14 days ago

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    Establish the safety and efficacy of 3 months treatment with canakinumab in patients with colchicine resistant Familial Mediterranean Fever...

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    Coexistence of vasculitides with Familial Mediterranean Fever
    News, published 14 days ago

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    Abstract

    Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is the most common autoinflammatory disease characterized by recurrent self-limited attacks of fever accompanied with peritonitis, pleuritis, or arthritis. FMF may coexist with various systemic..

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    Normal autonomic nervous system responses in uncomplicated familial Mediterranean fever: a comparative case-control study.
    News, published 17 days ago

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    There is a paucity of knowledge regarding the autonomic nervous system function in patients with familial Mediterranean fever (FMF). Therefore, our aim was to evaluate autonomic responses in patients with FMF using complementary tests...

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    Pharmacokinetics Study of Colchicine in Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) Patients
    News, published about 1 month ago

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    ...The primary objective of this study is to evaluate and compare the steady-state pharmacokinetics of multiple oral doses of colchicine sprinkle capsules administered to pediatric and adult FMF patients...

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    Febbre Mediterranea Familiare, una malattia "antica"
    News, published about 1 month ago

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    La FMF fa parte di un gruppo di malattie rare, definite auto infiammatorie. Ne soffrono circa un migliaio di persone in Italia, concentrate in particolare nelle regioni del Sud. Ma il dato è sottostimato, vista la difficoltà di una diagnosi immediata.

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    Vascular comorbidities in familial Mediterranean fever
    News, published about 1 month ago

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    Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is a common hereditary autoinflammatory disorder characterized by recurrent febrile attacks and polyserositis. The MEditerranean FeVer (MEFV) gene missense mutations altering the structure...
     

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    Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology - Behçet's disease and other autoinflammatory conditions
    News, published 2 months ago

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    Links to free, full text articles on FMF. With articles including:

    Association of familial mediterranean fever and celiac disease in a 14-year-old girl with recurrent arthritis

    Relapsing polychondritis in a patient with familial Mediterranean fever and amyloidosis

    Familial Mediterranean fever. A bird`s eye review of the recent literature

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    Articles from 2006 here: http://www.clinexprheumatol.org/a.asp?IDArchivio=71&Free=1

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    Shar-Pei dogs and FMF
    News, published 2 months ago

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    Though more research is needed, the HA pathway may represent a new trigger for the 60% of repetitive human fever illnesses without a known cause, such as Familial Mediterranean Fever. The Broad/Uppsala team is now following up on this potential link in human patients.