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By Robert Hendrickson

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The Facts on File Encyclopedia of Word and Phrase Origins (Facts on File Writer's Library)

As a author, I fall into the pits of cliches and over used words that no longer many folks comprehend. at times humans will pop out with anything that sounds particularly previous yet makes no sense.

Encyclopedia is vital to any English and be aware fanatic in addition to author. this can be like an additional dictionary, purely extra extensive. the associated fee is astounding and the phrases inside of are interesting. understanding the starting place of phrases and words will enlighten you to why it is used, how it truly is used, and the way it is replaced through the years. Very fascinating, deeply targeted, and a must-have!

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Membership in a less commonly affected ethnic group may delay or hinder the correct diagnosis. In general, symptoms involving one or more of the following broad groups should lead to suspicion of FMF: Unexplained recurrent fevers, polyserositis, skin rash, and/or joint pain; abnormal blood studies; and renal or other disease associated with amyloidosis. A family history of FMF or its symptoms would obviously be an important clue, but the recessive nature of FMF means patients usually have no family history.

Estimates of the incidence of FMF in specific eastern Mediterranean populations range from one in 2,000 to one in 100, depending on the population studied. Specific mutations in a gene—the MEFV gene—may cause a somewhat different course of the disease. Such mutations are more common in certain ethnic groups. A few mutations in the MEFV gene likely became common in a small population in the eastern Mediterranean several thousand years ago. It is postulated that carrying a single copy of a mutated gene produced a modified (but not abnormal) inflammatory response that may have been protective against some infectious agent at that time.

Fevers are typically 100–104  F (38–40  C). Some people experience chills prior to the onset of fever. Abdominal pain Nearly all people with FMF experience abdominal pain at one point or another, and for most, it is the most common complaint. The pain can range from mild to severe, and can be diffuse or localized. It can mimic appendicitis, and many people with undiagnosed FMF have undergone appendectomies or exploratory surgery of the abdomen, only to have the fever and abdominal pain return.

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