BMJ Case Reports 2014; doi:10.1136/bcr-2013-201627

Recurrent fevers in children: TRAPS for young players

  1. Jonathan D Akikusa2,3
  1. 1Royal Children's Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
  2. 2Department of General Medicine, Royal Children's Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
  3. 3Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Kate Alison Hodgson, katehodg{at}
  • Accepted 19 March 2014
  • Published 12 April 2014


We present the case of an 11-month-old girl who presented with recurrent febrile episodes and was found to have tumour necrosis factor receptor-associated periodic syndrome due to a novel mutation in the TNFRSF1A gene. The concept of autoinflammatory diseases is discussed and the management of this condition reviewed.

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