Familial Mediterranean fever
Other Names for this Disease
- Benign paroxysmal peritonitis
- Familial paroxysmal polyserositis
- Periodic disease
- Periodic fever
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In addition, a prodrome (pre-attack symptoms) is experienced by about 50% of persons with FMF. The prodrome recurs in most attacks, lasts an average of 20 hours, and manifests with either a mildly unpleasant sensation at the site of the forthcoming spell (discomfort prodrome), or with a spectrum of physical, emotional, and neuropsychological complaints (variant prodrome).
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