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Genetic Disorders
Familial Mediterranean Fever is an inherited disease, characterized by recurrent attacks of fever, inflammation, painful, swollen joints, and ankle rash.
Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) is an inherited disease, characterized by … also sometimes referred to as recurrent polyserositis or familial paroxysmal polyserositis. … Familial Mediterranean
News Release
NHGRI researchers have discovered that Mediterranean populations may be more susceptible to an autoinflammatory disease because of evolutionary pressure to survive the bubonic plague.
… Ph.D. … Genomic variants that cause common periodic fever have spread in Mediterranean populations over centuries, potentially … that specific genomic variants that cause a disease called familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) may also confer increased …
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NHGRI researchers have discovered clues to the possible cause of recurring, non-contagious fevers and sores that affect only children. Several genes have been implicated with the syndrome, known as PFAPA syndrome (Periodic Fever, Aphthous Stomatitis, Pharyngitis, Adenitis), which could lead to new treatments.
… with the syndrome, known as PFAPA syndrome (Periodic Fever, Aphthous Stomatitis, Pharyngitis, Adenitis), which … seen in 12 children, which was marked by recurrent fever, painful canker sores, sore throat and inflamed lymph … early age, between the ages of 1 and 5. The first sign is fever, accompanied by sore throat with redness and other …
Clinical Research
A study with the goal of finding the genetic cause of familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) and several novel and undiagnosed causes of autoinflammatory disease.
… launched in 1994 to identify the genetic cause of familial Mediterranean fever (FMF). Since then, it has expanded to include several …
Educational Resources
A family history is a record of medical information about an individual and their biological family.
Staff
Dr. Ivona Aksentijevich is an associate investigator in NHGRI Metabolic, Cardiovascular and Inflammatory Disease Genomics Branch.
… positional cloning of the gene mutated in patients with familial Mediterranean fever (FMF), and later stayed in the same group as a s taff …
News Release
As you celebrate Thanksgiving with your family, remember that this special day is also National Family Health History Day.
News Release
As you celebrate Thanksgiving with your family this November, remember that this special day is also National Family Health History Day.
News Release
My Family Health Portrait is a downloadable tool to complete a family health history on a personal computer.
Research at NHGRI
Families Sharing Health Assessment and Risk Evaluation (SHARE) helps you and your family learn how your family health history affects your risk for diseases.