The systemic autoinflammatory disorders for dermatologists. Part 1: overview.

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The systemic autoinflammatory disorders (SAIDs) or periodic fever syndromes are disorders of innate immunity, which can be inherited or acquired. They are almost all very rare and easily overlooked; typically, patients will have seen multiple specialities prior to diagnosis, so a high level of clinical suspicion is key. It is important to note that these are 'high-value' diagnoses as the majority of these syndromes can be very effectively controlled, dramatically improving quality of life and providing protection against the development of irreversible complications such as AA amyloidosis. In this article, we take an overview of SAIDs and look at the common features; in Part 2, we take a more in-depth look at the better recognized or more dermatologically relevant conditions.


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