Welcome to the Periodic Fevers website.
Periodicfevers.ca is here to support people affected by a rare autoinflammatory disease, such as CAPS, SJIA, FMF, TRAPS or HIDS/MKD. This website contains a wealth of information for you, including:
- ‘The Science’: an area dedicated to explaining the immune system and autoinflammatory diseases; what they are, how common they are, the symptoms, what happens over the course of the illness, and the causes
- ‘Lifestyle’: an area where you can browse articles that will support you every step of the way when living with, or caring for someone with, an autoinflammatory condition; in family life, work life, your personal life, and navigating a child’s education
- ‘Links and Resources’: an area providing you with links and downloads to additional sources of information and support
- ‘Kids' Corner’: an area dedicated to young people, where you can read stories from two children who live with an autoinflammatory condition and describe how they cope and still have fun!
Take a look around. We hope you find what you are looking for!
A minute change in DNA can have big impact
Here’s our current understanding of the science behind the tiny DNA change(s) that lead to rare periodic fevers.
A story about a young boy with an autoinflammatory illness
RareConnect: Connecting rare disease patients globally
External website community connecting rare disease patients globally.
If you have a child with an autoinflammatory disease…
…you will know there are added pressures and considerations for your family life. Thankfully, you’re not alone.
A story about a teenage girl with an autoinflammatory disease managing school, friends and daily life.
Learn more about HIDS/MKD (hyperimmunoglobulinemia D syndrome/mevalonate kinase deficiency)
HIDS/MKD is a rare autoinflammatory disease, and one of the periodic fever syndromes that presents in early childhood.