Periodic Syndromes

  • John G. Ryan
  • Daniel L. Kastner


Several forms of arthritis may present with patterns of exacerbation and remission that may be considered periodic. This chapter focuses on six clinically distinct illnesses in which underlying genes have been identified, and in addition a group of disorders of unclear etiology.


Familial Mediterranean Fever Familial Mediterranean Fever Patient MEFV Mutation Periodic Fever Syndrome Familial Cold Autoinflammatory Syndrome 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • John G. Ryan
    • 1
  • Daniel L. Kastner
    • 2
  1. 1.National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, National Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA
  2. 2.National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin DiseasesBethesdaUSA

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