• Acute
  • Acute rheumatic fever (ARF) is defined by Mosby (2010) as a systemic inflammatory disease which is enabled development with inadequate treatment of upper respiratory tract infections of group A beta-hemolytic streptococci. (bartleby.com)
  • Affected Shar Pei have an elevated level of interleukin 6, and this leads to an accumulation of acute phase proteins in the body during the fevers. (wikipedia.org)
  • Clinical
  • Although an occasional similar case was found in previous published series, including some in which such manifestations were interpreted as "Henoch" purpura (from which Siegal clearly differentiated the condition), this landmark article was essentially the first to describe the clinical presentation of what is now known as familial Mediterranean fever. (annals.org)
  • condition
  • The condition usually affects people of Mediterranean ancestry, especially non-Ashkenazi (Sephardic) Jews, Armenians, and Arabs, although people from other ethnic groups may also be affected. (northside.com)
  • Shar Pei fever (also called familial Shar Pei fever or FSF) is a condition seen in Shar Pei characterized by recurring fever and swelling of the hocks. (wikipedia.org)