DISEASES

Disease-gene associations mined from literature

Human genes for familial Mediterranean fever

Familial Mediterranean fever [DOID:2987]

A hypersensitivity reaction type II disease characterized by recurrent episodes of fever and acute inflammation of the membranes lining the abdomen, joints and lungs; caused by mutations in the MEFV gene, which encodes the protein pyrin.

Synonyms:  familial Mediterranean fever,  DOID:2987,  hereditary Mediterranean fever,  benign paroxysmal peritonitis

Linkouts:  OMIM #1 #2