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A Japanese Case of Episodic Fever Compatible with Familial Mediterranean Fever / General Medicine
General Medicine ; : 21-26, 2004.
Article in En | WPRIM | ID: wpr-376321
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ABSTRACT
A 31-year-old Japanese female came to our outpatient clinic because of a 15-year history of recurrent episodic chest pain accompanied by fever, each lasting for three days. The patient was diagnosed with familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) because of the following 1) short attacks of fever recurring at varying intervals; 2) pleuritic chest pain accompanied by fever; 3) the patient's sisters had similar episodes of fever accompanied by abdominal or chest pain; and 4) absence of any other causative factors responsible for her symptoms or pathologic findings. Although FMF has been described primarily in several limited ethnic groups, only a few cases have been reported in Japan. No diagnostic tests are commercially available for FMF so identifying the characteristic clinical picture of FMF is important.
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Index: WPRIM Type of study: Prognostic_studies Language: En Journal: General Medicine Year: 2004 Type: Article
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Index: WPRIM Type of study: Prognostic_studies Language: En Journal: General Medicine Year: 2004 Type: Article