Impact of Familial Mediterranean Fever, MKD/HIDS, and TRAPS on Patients and Families

This 2016 study looked at how familial Mediterarrean fever (FMF), hyperimmunoglobulinemia D with periodic fever syndrome (HIDS), and tumor necrosis factor-associated periodic fever syndrome (TRAPS) affects patients’ lives and their family’s lives. We invited a sample of patients with these … Continue reading

Periodic Fever Syndrome in…Dogs? Your Four-Legged Best Friend Could Have a Rare Autoinflammatory Disease

Look at that face! Wrinkles, lots and lots of wrinkles and they couldn’t be cuter! The Shar-Pei dog breed was originally bred as a general working farm dog. The wrinkles allowed the dog to defend itself from attack because the … Continue reading

Normal Body Temperature and the Periodic Fever Syndromes

For over 100 years, 98.6 degrees F (or 37 degrees C) has been accepted as the standard for a normal body temp. This became the standard after a German physician, Dr. Carl Wunderlich, recorded auxiliary (armpit) temperatures from about 25,000 … Continue reading