What is the prognosis of familial Mediterranean fever (FMF)?

Updated: Apr 07, 2020
  • Author: John O Meyerhoff, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Patients who are compliant with daily colchicine can probably expect to have a normal lifespan if colchicine is started before proteinuria develops.

Even with amyloidosis, the use of colchicine, dialysis, and renal transplantation should extend a patient's life beyond age 50 years.

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