What is familial mediterranean fever?

Familial (inherited) Mediterranean fever is a disorder passed down through families. Some characteristics of this condition include chronic fevers and inflammation of the lining of the abdomen, chest, or joints.

How do members experience familial mediterranean fever?

Top 5 symptoms reported by people with familial mediterranean fever*

*Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.

Top treatments taken by people for familial mediterranean fever*

Who has familial mediterranean fever on PatientsLikeMe?


Age Proportion # of patients
<20 7
20s 13
30s 19
40s 13
50s 8
60s 10
70+ 4

Distribution of sex


Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 25
Female 45