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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Sahar Memar Montazerin, M.D.[2]


Common physical examination findings of familial Mediterranean fever include fever, arthritis, and skin rash.

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  • FMF usually affects large joints of lower extremity and signs of inflammation may be present.[7]
  • The small joints of the hands can also be involved.


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