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Medical Term:

familial paroxysmal polyserositis

 

Definition: transient recurring attacks of abdominal pain, fever, pleurisy, arthritis, and rash; the condition is asymptomatic between attacks; autosomal recessive inheritance, caused by mutation in the marenostrin gene on 16p. There is an autosomal dominant form [MIM*134610] in which amyloidosis is common.

Synonym(s): benign paroxysmal peritonitis, familial Mediterranean fever, familial recurrent polyserositis, Mediterranean fever2, periodic peritonitis, periodic polyserositis

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