Familial Mediterranean Fever and Getting Social Security Disability
Will I be able to get Social Security Disability for familial Mediterranean fever? If this is something that you want to know, it is probably because you have this disorder, and it and/or complications that have resulted from the disorder or other debilitating ailments that you have in addition to familial Mediterranean fever are the reason why you are disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance.
Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an inflammatory disorder that is characterized by recurrent fevers and occasionally a rash. It is also evidenced by painful inflammation of your joints, abdomen and lungs.
The signs and symptoms brought about by familial Mediterranean fever usually start during your childhood. Around 90% of all the people who are diagnosed with the disorder for the first time are not yet 20 years old.
The signs and symptoms brought about by familial Mediterranean fever are referred to as attacks. In many instances, these attacks begin with very little warning. The signs and symptoms usually include:Recurrent chest pain that is sharp and gets worse when you take a breathAbdominal painA sudden fever that ranges from 100 F to 104 FAlternating chills and feverA tender, swollen scrotumA red rash on your legs, especially below your knees that is very prominentMuscle achesConstipation that is followed by diarrheaSwollen, achy jointsSkin sores that are swollen and red.
These attacks typically occur sporadically. Some people have said that strenuous exercise or stress may precipitate an attack. The period between attacks may be as long as months or as short as a week.
Familial Mediterranean fever is an inherited disorder that occurs most often in people who are of Mediterranean origin. This includes Sephardic Jews, Arabs, Turks and Armenians. However, the ailment may affect any ethnic group.
Familial Mediterranean fever is caused by a mutation (defect) on chromosome 16, but it is not yet known how this mutation causes the disorder. In order to have the disorder, you have to inherit the mutation from both of your parents. This is known as an autosomal recessive trait or pattern of inheritance.
Once again, you may be suffering from familial Mediterranean fever. This disorder and/or complications that have resulted from it or other debilitating ailments that you have in addition to familial Mediterranean fever are the reason why you are disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance.
Because of this, you may have applied for the financial assistance that you need by applying for Social Security Disability from the Social Security Administration. Were you turned down?
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Article written by James Shugart
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