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Title: A large pericardial effusion and bilateral pleural effusions as the initial manifestations of Familial Mediterranean Fever
Authors: Schembri, Emma Louise
Mifsud, Simon
Cassar Demarco, Daniela
Coleiro, Bernard
Mallia, Carmel
Keywords: Periodic peritonitis -- Casestudies
Pleural effusions
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Malta Medical Journal
Citation: Malta Medical Journal. 2015, Vol. 27(3), p. 49-52
Abstract: Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) is a condition characterized by recurrent febrile poly-serositis. Typical presentations of the disease include episodes of fever, abdominal pain and joint pains. Chest pain is a less common presentation. We report a case of FMF which presented with a large pericardial effusion and bilateral pleural effusions in a lady who had no positive family history and negative genetic testing.
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