periodic fever

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repeated or recurring at intervals.
periodic fever a hereditary condition characterized by repetitive febrile episodes and systemic symptoms, occurring in precise or irregular cycles of days, weeks, or months. See also familial periodic fever.

per·i·od·ic fe·ver

an obsolete term introduced to describe the intermittent febrile episodes seen in disease later recognized and named familial Mediterranean fever.

periodic fever

Etymology: Gk, peri, around, hodos, way; L, febris
1 a hereditary illness with intermittent episodes of fever accompanied by abdominal or pleuritic pain. It affects mainly Sephardic Jews, Armenians, and Arabs. Onset occurs between 10 and 20 years of age. Some cases are complicated by symptoms of arthritis, splenomegaly, and renal amyloidosis that may progress to a fatal kidney disorder.

periodic fever

1. A rise of temperature occurring repeatedly at intervals.
2. An AUTOSOMAL RECESSIVE inherited condition causing recurrent attacks of fever. Also known as familial Mediterranean fever.
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