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Increased urinary leukotriene E4 during febrile attacks in the hyperimmunoglobulinaemia D and periodic fever syndrome
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    Leukotrienes and familial mediterranean fever
    • R Manna, Prof
    • Other Contributors:
      • "La Regina M, Nucera G, Diaco M"

    Dear Editor,

    Frenkel J et al found an increased urinary leukotriene E4 during febrile attacks in Hyperimmunoglobulinaemia D and periodic fever syndrome (HIDS), but not in children with fever due to viral or bacterial infections. Starting from the well known alteration of the cholesterol metabolism, due to Mevalonate kinase (MVK) deficiency in HIDS and Mevalonic aciduria (MA), they investigated the role of the...

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