Familial Mediterranean fever is an inflammatory disorder that causes recurrent fevers and painful inflammation of your abdomen, lungs and joints. Familial Mediterranean fever is an inherited disorder that usually occurs in people of Mediterranean origin — including Sephardic Jews, Arabs, Greeks, Italians, Armenians and Turks. But it may affect any ethnic group.
• Fever • Abdominal pain • Chest pain • Achy, swollen joints • Constipation followed by diarrhea • A red rash on your legs, especially below your knees • Muscle aches • A swollen, tender scrotum.
Medications used to control signs and symptoms of familial Mediterranean fever include: Colchicine and Other medications include rilonacept (Arcalyst) and anakinra (Kineret). Familial Mediterranean fever is genetic condition.