Periodic Fever Syndromes/Autoinflammatory Diseases

Using Smartphone Crowdsourcing to Redefine Normal and Febrile Temperatures in Adults: Results from the Feverprints Study

Authors:  Hausmann JS, Berna R, Gujral N, Ayubi S, Hawkins J, Brownstein JS, Dedeoglu F

Summary:  Dr. Hausmann and Dedeoglu, along with their collaborators used smartphone crowdsourcing to redefine normal and febrile temperatures.  They found that temperatures varied during the day, between men and women, and between young and old, suggesting we should use a personalized approach to body temperature interpretation.  

Publication Information:  Journal of General Internal  Medicine, August 2018

Periodic Fever, Aphthosis, Pharyngitis, and Adenitis Syndrome: Analysis of Patients from Two Geographic Areas

Authors: Batu ED, Kara Eroglu F, Tsoukas P, Hausmann JS, Bilginer Y, Kenna MA, Licameli GR, Fuhlbrigge RC, Özen S, Dedeoglu F.

Summary: Drs. Dedeoglu and Hausmann established a collaboration with several pediatric rheumatologists in Turkey to study children with Periodic Fever, Apthosis, Pharyngitis, and Adenitis Syndrome (PFAPA Syndrome) in different geographic locations. They demonstrated that PFAPA patients have different symptoms in Turkey when compared to patients in the United States. 

Publication Information: Arthritis Care and Research, December 2016