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Diagnosis and treatment of familial Mediterranean fever (periodic disease)

DOI: https://doi.org/10.29296/25877305-2022-01-12

Associate Professor V. Skvortsov(1), MD; Associate Professor I. Statsenko(1), Candidate of
Medical Sciences, M. Kirina(2); E. Golieva(1); G. Malyakin(1) (1)Volgograd State Medical University,
Ministry of Health of Russia (2)Volgograd Regional Clinical Hospital One

Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF; periodic disease) is an autosomal recessive disease, the features of which are recurrent inflammatory episodes, abdominal pain, fever, and arthritis. FMF is divided into two phenotypes. The most accurate diagnostic method is molecular genetic testing that includes a single-gene study, utilization of a multigene panel, and more whole- genome testing. The main therapy for the disease includes colchicine; its acute episodes are treated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and infusion therapy. Drugs, such as anakinra, rilonacept, and canakinumab, are used to treat colchicine-resistant FMF patients. The article describes the clinical case of a female patient with FMF.

familial Mediterranean fever

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