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Familial Mediterranean fever in six Australian children.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2661976     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Six Australian children fulfilled the diagnostic criteria for familial Mediterranean fever. None had a family history of the disease, but five children came from ethnic groups that typically were associated with the disease. The symptoms commenced before five years of age in all the children, and three children underwent unnecessary operations because of the symptoms of recurrent fever and abdominal pain. All six children benefited from colchicine prophylaxis by mouth. More cases can be expected to be recognized in Australia because of the large number of Australian children with a Mediterranean heritage.
P J Moore; A Mansour; J D McDonald; A Kemp; K R Kamath; S F Dorney
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Medical journal of Australia     Volume:  151     ISSN:  0025-729X     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. J. Aust.     Publication Date:  1989 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-08-10     Completed Date:  1989-08-10     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400714     Medline TA:  Med J Aust     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  108-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Endocrinology Unit, Children's Hospital, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Colchicine / therapeutic use
Diagnosis, Differential
Familial Mediterranean Fever / complications,  diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  epidemiology,  ethnology
Time Factors
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Comment In:
Med J Aust. 1989 Oct 2;151(7):422   [PMID:  2796823 ]

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