Medline ® Abstract for Reference 17
Periodic fever in children with hyperimmunoglobulinemia D and mevalonate kinase mutations.
Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2005;24(6):573.
Hyperimmunoglobulinemia D syndrome (HIDS) is one cause of periodic fevers in children. HIDS is associated with mutations in the mevalonate kinases gene on chromosome 12. Most cases of HIDS have been reported from the Netherlands and surrounding European countries. It is likely that HIDS is underdiagnosed in the United States.
Childrens Hospital of Iowa, University of Iowa Iowa City, IA, USA.