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Autoinflammatory Diseases, Understanding

Last published 03/2010

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This fact sheet explains the autoimmune system and the difference between autoimmune and autoinflammatory diseases. It discusses the following autoinflammatory diseases in detail: Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF), Neonatal Onset Multisystem Inflammatory Disease (NOMID) (also known as chronic infantile neurologic cutaneous articular or CINCA syndrome), TNF Receptor-Associated Periodic Syndrome (TRAPS) (formerly known as familial Hibernian fever), deficiency of the interleukin-1 receptor antagonist (DIRA), and Behçet's disease. A list of key words with definitions is also included.

NIH Publication No. 10-7576

Length: 5 pp.

Intended Audience:

  • General public
  • For medical & health professionals to share with patients

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Size: 8 1/2 x 11

Language: English

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