I Got A Fever, And The Only Prescription for FCAS Is…

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…

“I got a fever, and the only prescription for FCAS is…???”(source: Wikipedia)

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.

So is there a prescription for FCAS?

Click here to read how researchers have found effective treatment for Unusual Fever Syndrome caused by cold exposure.


James Stone

James Stone

James grew up in Switzerland, in a little town on a little lake among the foothills of the Alps. His very English first name is owed to his Australian mother. During university, James worked as a freelance journalist covering local news in the little country's capital. Once he completed his studies in political science and media, James moved to Sydney where he joined a media monitoring company. He remained in the media monitoring industry even after his return to Switzerland. Eventually, love brought James to America, where he joined the Patient Worthy editorial team.

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