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The Impact of Familial Mediterranean Fever on Women's Health.
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PMID:  22713162     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is the most common hereditary recurrent febrile disorder, characterized by the sudden onset of high fever and severe abdominal pain. The implications of this disorder on a woman's health are significant and not well known among obstetrician/gynecologists. The goal of this review is to familiarize providers caring for women on the ramifications of FMF on different aspects of a woman's life, including puberty, fertility, pregnancy, and menopause, as well as to help them to diagnose and manage FMF when these patients become pregnant. Target Audience: Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Family Physicians, Nurse Midwives, Emergency Room Physicians, Internists. Learning Objectives: After participating in this activity, physicians should be better able to evaluate the implications of familial Mediterranean fever on puberty, menstruation, and contraceptive options. Manage uncomplicated and complicated familial Mediterranean fever in pregnancy. Diagnose familial Mediterranean fever in the emergency/urgent setting.
Authors:
Sarah Dotters-Katz; Jeffrey Kuller; Thomas Price
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrical & gynecological survey     Volume:  67     ISSN:  1533-9866     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol Surv     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401007     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol Surv     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  357-64     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
*Resident, Duke University, Durham, NC; †Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC; and ‡Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC.
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