Cryopyrin-associated periodic syndromes are categorized as a spectrum of three autoinflammatory diseases, namely familial cold auto-inflammatory syndrome, Muckle-Wells syndrome and chronic infantile neurological cutaneous articular syndrome. All are caused by mutations in the NLRP3 gene coding for cryopyrin and result in active interleukin-1 release: their rarity and shared clinical indicators involving skin, joints, central nervous system and eyes often mean that correct diagnosis is delayed. Onset occurs early in childhood, and life-long therapy with interleukin-1 blocking agents usually leads to tangible clinical remission and inflammatory marker normalization in a large number of patients, justifying the need to facilitate early diagnosis and thus avoid irreversible negative consequences for tissues and organs.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|