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Hyper-IgD syndrome

Other Names for this Disease
  • Hyper IgD syndrome
  • Hyperimmunoglobulinemia D and periodic fever syndrome
  • Periodic fever Dutch type
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Hyper IgD syndrome is an inflammatory genetic disorder characterized by periodic episodes of fever associated with additional symptoms including joint pain, skin rash and abdominal pain. Most episodes last several days and occur periodically throughout life. The frequency of episodes and their severity vary greatly from case to case.[1]  Hyper IgD syndrome is caused by mutations in the gene encoding mevalonate kinase (MVK).[2][3] It is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner.[1][3] 
Last updated: 3/5/2013


  1. Hyper IgD Syndrome. National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). 2006; Accessed 3/5/2013.
  2. Shinawi M, Scaglia F. Hereditary Periodic Fever Syndromes. Medscape Reference. 2013; Accessed 3/5/2013.
  3. Hyper-IgD Syndrome. Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM). 2009; Accessed 3/5/2013.
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