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Familial cold autoinflammatory syndrome
Other Names for this Disease
- Familial cold urticaria
- Familial polymorphous cold eruption
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periodic fever syndrome. Signs and symptoms may include include an itchy or burning rash; fever; and joint pain which are triggered by exposure to cold temperatures. It is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner and can be caused by mutations in the NLRP3 or NLRP12 genes. Management of this condition involves avoiding exposure to cold temperatures and treatment with specific types of medications.Familial cold autoinflammatory syndrome is a type of
Last updated: 10/30/2013
- Simon A, Van Der Meer S, Drenth J. Familial autoinflammatory syndromes. In: Harris et al.,. Harris: Kelley's Textbook of Rheumatology, 7th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders; 2005;
- Familial cold autoinflammatory syndrome. Genetics Home Reference. September 2008; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/familial-cold-autoinflammatory-syndrome. Accessed 10/28/2013.
- The Cleveland Clinic provides an overview of the different types of periodic fever syndromes.
- DermNet NZ is an online resource about skin diseases developed by the New Zealand Dermatological Society Incorporated. DermNet NZ provides information about this condition.
- Genetics Home Reference (GHR) contains information on Familial cold autoinflammatory syndrome. This website is maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
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- The Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) database contains genetics resources that discuss Familial cold autoinflammatory syndrome. Click on the link to go to OMIM and review these resources.
- Orphanet is a European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs. Access to this database is free of charge.
- PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Familial cold autoinflammatory syndrome. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.
Selected Full-Text Journal Articles
- Leigh D Church, Sinisa Savic, and Michael F McDermott; Long term management of patients with cryopyrin-associated periodic syndromes (CAPS): focus on rilonacept (IL-1 Trap), Biologics. 2008 December; 2(4): 733–742.