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An International Delphi Survey for the Definition of New Classification Criteria for Familial Mediterranean Fever, Mevalonate Kinase Deficiency, TNF Receptor-associated Periodic Fever Syndromes, and Cryopyrin-associated Periodic Syndrome

Federici, S; Vanoni, F; Ben-Chetrit, E; Cantarini, L; Frenkel, J; Goldbach-Mansky, R; Gul, A; ... Pediatric Rheumatology International Trials Organization(PRINTO), .; + view all (2018) An International Delphi Survey for the Definition of New Classification Criteria for Familial Mediterranean Fever, Mevalonate Kinase Deficiency, TNF Receptor-associated Periodic Fever Syndromes, and Cryopyrin-associated Periodic Syndrome. The Journal of Rheumatology , 45 (11) , Article jrheum.180056. 10.3899/jrheum.180056. Green open access

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Provisional evidence-based classification criteria for hereditary periodic fever (HPF) have been recently developed. However, no consensus on how to combine clinical criteria, laboratory tests, and results of molecular analysis has been reached. The objective of this study is to understand which variables physicians consider important for the classification of patients with HPF. METHODS: Two Delphi surveys were sent to health professionals in the field of autoinflammation. In the first open survey, 124 researchers could list all the variables they consider useful for the diagnosis of each monogenic periodic fever. The variables could be of any type and each researcher could complete the survey for 1 or more diseases. In the second survey, 162 researchers were asked to select, from a list of items coming from the first survey, the 10 top variables and to rank them by assigning a score from 10 to 1. RESULTS: The response rates to the Delphi surveys were 85% for the first session and 87% for the second. The variables selected for each disease (corresponding to the third quartile, considering the total score obtained by the variables after the second Delphi survey) were 21 for mevalonate kinase deficiency, 22 for cryopyrinopathies, 18 for familial Mediterranean fever, and 20 for tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated periodic fever syndrome. A positive genetic test reached the top rank in all the HPF. CONCLUSION: Our process led to the identification of those features considered the most important as candidate variables to be included in a new set of evidence-based classification criteria for HPF.

Type: Article
Title: An International Delphi Survey for the Definition of New Classification Criteria for Familial Mediterranean Fever, Mevalonate Kinase Deficiency, TNF Receptor-associated Periodic Fever Syndromes, and Cryopyrin-associated Periodic Syndrome
Location: Canada
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.3899/jrheum.180056
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.3899/jrheum.180056
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Medicine
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Medicine > Inflammation
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10061388
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