If you know the ’90’s with some clue about pop culture, the start of this headline means something to you.
But “FCAS”? Maybe not…
At the close of the 90’s, a Saturday Night Live skit brought us “Bruce Dickinson”, a music producer who boldly proclaimed: “I got a fever, and the only prescription is…more cowbell.”
If only a prescription for Familial Cold Autoinflammatory Syndrome (or FCAS) could be proclaimed just as boldly!
FCAS belongs to a family of conditions known as Cryopyrin-Associated Periodic Syndromes, or CAPS. A mutation in the NLRP-3 gene is what causes CAPS.