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

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

Pubmed Central ID

  • 22713162

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1533-9866

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/OGX.0b013e318259ed3a


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States