Polyserositis

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polyserositis

chronic inflammation with effusions in several serous cavities resulting in fibrous thickening of the serosa and constrictive pericarditis.

Synonym: bamberger's disease, concato's disease, multiple serositis.

Origin: poly-_ L. Serum, serum, _ G. -itis, inflammation

familial paroxysmal polyserositis, transient recurring attacks of abdominal pain, fever, pleurisy, arthritis, and rash; the condition is asymptomatic between attacks; autosomal recessive inheritance. There is an autosomal dominant recessive in which amyloidosis in common.

Synonym: benign paroxysmal peritonitis, familial Mediterranean fever, familial recurrent polyserositis, mediterranean fever, periodic peritonitis, periodic polyserositis.