Rare diseases

CAPS diagnoses delayed by decades in Australia

Diagnosis of cryopyrin-associated periodic syndromes (CAPS) is frequently delayed in Australia despite almost all patients having a family member affected with similar symptoms, a team of Australian rheumatologists report. In the first population-based study of CAPS in Australia, the researchers found the average delay in diagnoses was  20.6 years for milder syndromes including familial cold ...

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