Autoinflammatory Diseases: An Update of Clinical and Genetic Aspects

Q. Yao; D. E. Furst

Disclosures

Rheumatology. 2008;47(7):946-951. 

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Conclusions

Although the AIDs share some clinical features, such as (i) periodic fever of variable duration, (ii) hereditary and recurrent and (iii) elevated acute-phase proteins, there are differences that may be used to differentiate one from another ( Table 2 ).

Treatment, too, has both similarities and differences, so that colchicine is the treatment of first choice for FMF, glucocorticoids seem best suited for TRAPS, TNF-α blockade and IL-1ra may work for HIDS and IL-1ra seems effective for CAPS.

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