The symptoms of familial Mediterranean fever are caused by the person's own inflammatory response; it is not an infectious disease. The condition is more common among Turks, Sephardic Jews, and people of Arab and Armenian ancestry.
|Disease||Familial Mediterranean fever|
|CLNDBN||Familial Mediterranean fever|
|CLNSRC||OMIM Allelic Variant UnitÃ © mÃ © dicale des maladies autoinflammatoires|
[PMID 9668175] Non-founder mutations in the MEFV gene establish this gene as the cause of familial Mediterranean fever (FMF).