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named after the Mediterranean Sea or region.

Mediterranean coast fever
see theileriaannulata infection in cattle.
Mediterranean fever
Mediterranean lymphoma
a human disease resembling plasmacytoid lymphoma in horses.
Mediterranean squill

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Q. Can Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) cause a heart enlargement? A friend of mine is suffering from FMF. its usually doesn't bother him that much and when it dose the symptoms are stomach ache and fever. he has no heart symptoms and takes no medications. his physician told him that because of the FMF he might suffer from a heart enlargement, and that he should take some oral medications daily to prevent it. how can it be?

A. This question can't be answered with a strict yes or no.
although FMF on its own can't cause heart enlargement, FMF can cause amyloidosis because of the recurrent inflammation. this may lead to enlargement of the heart which is a severe disease.
the good side is that taking medication can decrease the chance of the cardiac enlargement.

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Recipe courtesy of Mediterranean Meals, Mediterranean Foods Alliance, www.
The Mediterranean Union is a community initiated by Sarkozy in July 2008 to unite all EU members with several non-EU countries that border the Mediterranean Sea.
The Mediterranean diet cut calories (to 1,500 for women and 1,800 for men) and allowed more fat (35 percent of calories), mostly from olive oil (2 to 3 tablespoons per day) and nuts (5 to 7 per day).
According to a report published by a group of European academic experts, the heavily populated area bordering on the Mediterranean could face weather patterns suggestive of those of the southeastern United States.
More countries line the Mediterranean than any other body of water, and MEDITERRANEAN DESIGN thus reaches into the cultures of Spain, Italy, Greece, France and others to incorporate a wide range of architectural styles.
Eating a Mediterranean diet high in olive oil and/or nuts may reduce risk factors for heart disease better than a low-fat diet, finds a study in the July 4 Annals of Internal Medicine.
We used quantitative image analysis to compare the pattern of inflammation of these eschars with those from Mediterranean spotted fever.
In November 1995, European Union and Mediterranean Foreign Ministers signed the historic Barcelona Declaration, which marked the start of a new partnership between the EU and 12 Mediterranean partners (7).
Entranced by the serenity of Southern Europe's Mediterranean coastline, I basked in the sun's brilliance as it shimmied across the azure water.
Traditional Mediterranean menus are rich in fruits and vegetables, fish, and unsaturated fat.
Caesarea is located along the Mediterranean Sea between Haifa and Tel Aviv.
Early Modern History and the Social Sciences: Testing the Limits of Braudel's Mediterranean.

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