This table lists symptoms that people with this disease may have. For most diseases, symptoms will vary from person to person. People with the same disease may not have all the symptoms listed. This information comes from a database called the Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) . The HPO collects information on symptoms that have been described in medical resources. The HPO is updated regularly. Use the HPO ID to access more in-depth information about a symptom.
|Medical Terms||Other Names||
|80%-99% of people have these symptoms|
|Hyperpigmentation of the skin||
Patchy darkened skin
|Limitation of joint mobility||
Decreased joint mobility
Decreased mobility of joints
Limited joint mobility
Limited joint motion[ more ]
|30%-79% of people have these symptoms|
|Camptodactyly of finger||
Permanent flexion of the finger
Clouding of the lens of the eye
Cloudy lens[ more ]
Extreme sensitivity of the eyes to light
Light hypersensitivity[ more ]
|5%-29% of people have these symptoms|
|Abnormal choroid morphology||0000610|
|Abnormal salivary gland morphology||
Abnormality of the salivary glands
|Abnormality of the liver||
Liver abnormality[ more ]
|Abnormality of the retinal vasculature||
Abnormality of retina blood vessels
Low number of red blood cells or hemoglobin
|Large vessel vasculitis||0005310|
Swollen lymph nodes
|Pulmonary arterial hypertension||
Increased blood pressure in blood vessels of lungs
Noninflammatory retina disease
|Retrobulbar optic neuritis||0100654|
Increased spleen size
|Stage 5 chronic
Loss of vision
Vision loss[ more ]
Dry mouth syndrome
Reduced salivation[ more ]
|Percent of people who have these symptoms is not available through HPO|
|Abnormal cranial nerve morphology||0001291|
|Abnormality of the ear||0000598|
|Cystoid macular edema||0011505|
|Intermittent generalized erythematous papular rash||0007432|
Inflammation of iris
Making a diagnosis for a genetic or rare disease can often be challenging. Healthcare professionals typically look at a person’s medical history, symptoms, physical exam, and laboratory test results in order to make a diagnosis. The following resources provide information relating to diagnosis and testing for this condition. If you have questions about getting a diagnosis, you should contact a healthcare professional.
If you need medical advice, you can look for doctors or other healthcare professionals who have experience with this disease. You may find these specialists through advocacy organizations, clinical trials, or articles published in medical journals. You may also want to contact a university or tertiary medical center in your area, because these centers tend to see more complex cases and have the latest technology and treatments.
If you can’t find a specialist in your local area, try contacting national or international specialists. They may be able to refer you to someone they know through conferences or research efforts. Some specialists may be willing to consult with you or your local doctors over the phone or by email if you can't travel to them for care.
You can find more tips in our guide, How to Find a Disease Specialist. We also encourage you to explore the rest of this page to find resources that can help you find specialists.
Related diseases are conditions that have similar signs and symptoms. A health care provider may consider these conditions in the table below when making a diagnosis. Please note that the table may not include all the possible conditions related to this disease.
Conditions with similar signs and symptoms from Orphanet
Differential diagnoses include polyarthritis and systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA; see this term), granulomatous inflammation associated with primary immunodeficiencies, and systemic granulomatous vasculitis. In patients with granulomatous inflammation, chronic infections especially with mycobacteria and fungi must be excluded.
Visit the Orphanet disease page for more information.
Support and advocacy groups can help you connect with other patients and families, and they can provide valuable services. Many develop patient-centered information and are the driving force behind research for better treatments and possible cures. They can direct you to research, resources, and services. Many organizations also have experts who serve as medical advisors or provide lists of doctors/clinics. Visit the group’s website or contact them to learn about the services they offer. Inclusion on this list is not an endorsement by GARD.
These resources provide more information about this condition or associated symptoms. The in-depth resources contain medical and scientific language that may be hard to understand. You may want to review these resources with a medical professional.
Autoinflammation 2013: The Seventh International Congress of FMF and Autoinflammatory Diseases Wednesday, May 22, 2013 -
Sunday, May 26, 2013
Location: Lausanne, Switzerland
Description: The goals of this meeting include the exchange of clinical and scientific information regarding the autoinflammatory diseases. This is likely to result in improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of these diseases. Past Congresses have resulted in new scientific collaborations, development of registries for patients with specific autoinflammatory disorders, and the initiation of multicenter clinical trials.
Contact: Daniel Kastner, M.D., Ph.D., firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-funding Institute(s): National Human Genome Research Institute, Office of Rare Diseases Research
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