Familial Mediterranean Fever Evaluation
The evaluation of familial Mediterranean fever begins with a history and physical examination.
The physical exam is usually normal in someone with familial Mediterranean fever.
There are no specific tests available to make the diagnosis of familial Mediterranean fever. Laboratory tests are usually necessary to exclude other conditions that may cause similar symptoms.
Tests that may be used to evaluate familial Mediterranean fever include:
- Complete blood count
- Serum amylase
- Serum lipase
- Liver profile
- Kidney profile
- Tests for H. pylori infection:
- Blood antibody testing
- Biopsy of the intestinal lining
- H. pylori breath test
- Stool guaiac test
- Chest x-ray
- Upper GI series
- Upper GI endoscopy
- Ultrasound of the abdomen
Imaging studies that may be used to evaluate familial Mediterranean fever include:
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