The impact of familial Mediterranean fever on women's health.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is the most common hereditary recurrent febrile disorder, characterized by the sudden onset of high fever and severe abdominal pain. The implications of this disorder on a woman's health are significant and not well known among obstetrician/gynecologists. The goal of this review is to familiarize providers caring for women on the ramifications of FMF on different aspects of a woman's life, including puberty, fertility, pregnancy, and menopause, as well as to help them to diagnose and manage FMF when these patients become pregnant.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Dotters-Katz, S; Kuller, J; Price, T

Published Date

  • June 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 67 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 357 - 364

PubMed ID

  • 22713162

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1533-9866

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/OGX.0b013e318259ed3a


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States