What are Undifferentiated Autoinflammatory Diseases?

In the last 30 years, great advancements have been made in understanding how the innate immune system works and in identifying diseases that occur when there’s a malfunction in the innate immune system. In this time, the genes involved in … Continue reading

My Child, or I Keep Getting Fevers. What Do I Do?

If you or your child keeps getting fevers, there could be several causes. These can include periodic fever syndromes, recurrent infection, immunodeficiency syndromes, or autoimmune diseases. The periodic fever syndromes, also known as autoinflammatory diseases will be discussed here. It … Continue reading

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