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June 1990

Persistent Fever as the Only Symptom of Familial Mediterranean Fever

Author Affiliations

From the Hospital de Especialidades Centro Médico Nacional y Subjefatura de Investigación, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Medellin, Mexico.

Arch Intern Med. 1990;150(6):1347. doi:10.1001/archinte.1990.00390180145029

• We describe a 54-year-old man who suffered from familial Mediterranean fever, but the fever has been the only symptom during a 10-year period. During this period, results of laboratory tests and roentgenographic studies were negative. On the basis of these findings we propose that familial Mediterranean fever can be included in the causes of persistent fever in patients with long periods of fever.

(Arch Intern Med. 1990;150:1347)