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December 1978

Familial Mediterranean Fever: A Case Report

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pediatrics, St Luke's Hospital, New York (Dr Nichols), and the Departments of Clinical Pediatrics (Dr Nichols) and Pharmacology (Dr Reder), Columbia University, New York. Dr Reder is a Fellow of the Leopold Schepp Foundation.

Am J Dis Child. 1978;132(12):1209-1210. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1978.02120370061014

• A case of familial Mediterranean fever in a young girl presented typical diagnostic dilemmas. Although intermittent proteinuria was noted, a rectal biopsy specimen failed to demonstrate the presence of amyloidosis. Treatment consisted of supportive therapy and colchicine, to which she responded. In a cosmopolitan population, familial Mediterranean fever should be considered in the differential diagnosis of fever of unknown origin.

(Am J Dis Child 132:1209-1210, 1978)