Muckle-Wells syndrome

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Muck·le-Wells syn·drome

(muk'ĕl welz), [MIM*191900]
a syndrome characterized by amyloidosis, notably involving the kidneys, progressive sensorineural hearing loss, and periods of febrile urticaria associated with pain in joints and muscles of the extremities; autosomal dominant inheritance.
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Thomas James, 20th century Canadian pediatrician.
Muckle-Wells syndrome - a syndrome characterized by familial amyloidosis.


Michael Vernon, 20th century English physician.
Muckle-Wells syndrome - see under Muckle
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For instance, the CIAS1 gene in the pyrin domain is responsible for three different conditions: familial cold autoinflammatory syndrome (FCAS), Muckle-Wells syndrome (MWS), and neonatal onset multisystem inflammatory disease (NOMID)/chronic infantile neurologic cutaneous articular syndrome (CINCA).
Muckle-Wells syndrome is more severe; patients also may haw sensorineural hearing loss, conjunctivitis, retinitis, arthritis, periodic fevers, abdominal pain, and amyloidosis.