Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF), also known as Armenian disease, is a hereditary inflammatory disorder. Ninety per cent of patients have their first attack before age 18. Attacks develop over 2 to 4 hours and last 6–100 hours. Symptoms typically include fever and inflammation in the abdomen, joints, pelvis, chest, and/or skin. Due to the inflammatory process, serum amyloid A (SAA) aggregation and deposition is a common complication.