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Mediterranean Fever Incidence

Facts about familial Mediterranean fever:

  • Familial Mediterranean fever is more common in Armenian, Turkish, Arab, and Sephardic Jewish individuals.
  • Symptoms of familial Mediterranean fever usually begin between the ages of 5 and 15 years.

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Last Updated: Apr 22, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Mediterranean Fever References
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