Common Questions About Periodic Fever Syndromes and Other Autoinflammatory Diseases

These syndromes can be very confusing for family, friends, coworkers, teachers, and others to comprehend. This is understandable because some affected patients with certain periodic fever syndromes (autoinflammatory diseases) may have periods of near-perfect health between flares, may not have … Continue reading

What is a Periodic Fever Syndrome?

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Autoinflammatory vs. Autoimmune: What is the Difference?

The periodic fever syndromes fall into the autoinflammatory disease category. These conditions include familial Mediterranean fever (FMF), cryopyrin associated periodic syndrome (CAPS), hyperimmunoglobulinemia D syndrome (HIDS), TNF receptor-associated periodic  syndrome (TRAPS), and several other chronic diseases that have recurring fevers … Continue reading