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Table 2 Tel Hashomer key to severity score[9]

From: The expanded clinical profile and the efficacy of colchicine therapy in Egyptian children suffering from familial mediterranean fever: a descriptive study

  Points
Age of onset  
< 5 years 3
5–10 years 2
10–20 years 1
> 20 years 0
Frequency of attacks  
> 2 per month 3
1–2 per month 2
< 1 per month 1
Colchicine dosage to control attacks  
Nonresponders 4
2 mg/day 3
1.5 mg/day 2
1 mg/day 1
Arthritis  
Protracted arthritis 3
Presence of acute joints 2
Erysipelas-like erythema 2
Amyloidosis 3
Phenotype II 4
  1. Total of points indicates the following: mild disease, 2–5 points; moderate disease, 6–10 points; severe disease, >10 points.