What are pleural and pericardial symptoms of familial Mediterranean fever (FMF)?

Updated: May 14, 2018
  • Author: John O Meyerhoff, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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The frequency of pleural and pericardial attacks varies among ethnic groups, with 25-80% of patients reporting pleuritic episodes. Effusions occasionally occur. Pericarditis may develop, but tamponade and constrictive pericarditis are rare.


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