What are complications in familial Mediterranean fever (FMF)?

Updated: May 14, 2018
  • Author: John O Meyerhoff, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Patients with amyloidosis may develop an acute onset of renal failure if they are stressed by dehydration, infection, or both.

Renal vein thrombosis may occur in nephrotic patients. This condition may manifest as abdominal or flank pain, increasing proteinuria, and worsening renal function. Acute anticoagulation may stabilize or improve renal function.


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