- 1.Diagnosis of familial Mediterranean fever is a diagnosis of exclusion as many diseases involve large arteries and present with aortic involvement.
- 2.Familial Mediterranean fever usually involves small- and medium-sized arteries but unusual case presentations can occur in some patients involving the aorta.
- 3.Physicians in Pakistan must be made aware of the rapidly increasing prevalence of familial Mediterranean fever due to migration of susceptible ethnic groups in order to manage patients while they are still amenable to treatment.>
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Institute where the work was done: Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology