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Tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated periodic syndrome


Other Names for this Disease
  • Familial Hibernian fever
  • FHF
  • FPF
  • Hibernian fever, familial
  • Periodic fever, familial, autosomal dominant
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Overview

Tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated periodic syndrome (TRAPS) is an inherited condition characterized by recurrent episodes of fever. Episodes can begin at any age but most often begin in early childhood. Fevers typically last about 3 weeks but can last from a few days to a few months. The amount of time between episodes may vary from weeks to years. Episodes usually occur spontaneously, but are sometimes brought on by a variety of triggers (such as injury, infection, or stress). Symptoms during fever episodes may include abdominal, muscle or joint pains; skin rashes (usually on the limbs); puffiness around the eyes; and inflammation in various areas of the body. Some people develop amyloidosis.[1] TRAPS is caused by mutations in the TNFRSF1A gene and is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner.[1][2] Treatment may include systemic corticosteroids at the beginning of an episode to reduce its severity and duration.[2]
Last updated: 6/24/2015

References

  1. Tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated periodic syndrome. Genetics Home Reference. August, 2011; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/tumor-necrosis-factor-receptor-associated-periodic-syndrome.
  2. Delwyn Dyall-Smith. Tumour necrosis factor receptor-associated periodic syndrome. DermNet NZ. December 15, 2014; http://dermnetnz.org/systemic/traps.html.
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Basic Information

  • 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 Tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated periodic syndrome. This website is maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
  • The Merck Manuals Online Medical Library provides information on this condition for patients and caregivers. 
  • The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) is a federation of more than 130 nonprofit voluntary health organizations serving people with rare disorders. Click on the link to view information on this topic.

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  • Medscape Reference provides information on this topic. You may need to register to view the medical textbook, but registration is free.
  • Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) is a catalog of human genes and genetic disorders. Each entry has a summary of related medical articles. It is meant for health care professionals and researchers. OMIM is maintained by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. 
  • 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 Tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated periodic syndrome. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.
Other Names for this Disease
  • Familial Hibernian fever
  • FHF
  • FPF
  • Hibernian fever, familial
  • Periodic fever, familial, autosomal dominant
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.