Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF)

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Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) involves recurrent episodes of fever accompanied by symptoms of abdominal pain, chest pain, joint pain and/or skin rashes. Learn about causes, tests and treatments for FMF.

Key points

  • FMF is a disease that causes regular attacks of fever.
  • The attacks are accompanied by inflammation in areas such as the abdomen, chest, joints and skin.
  • FMF can be treated and controlled with a medication called colchicine.
Last updated: July 15th 2015