At Your Appointment

Autoinflammatory Diseases Appointment Guide

Ask the right questions at your next doctor's appointment. Answer two questions below to personalize your appointment guide.
  • Please describe the symptoms and issues you’re having that led you to schedule this online appointment. Start at the beginning of this current episode and tell me how and when things have changed and progressed.
  • How often are you having symptoms, such as fevers, rashes, or pain?
  • Have you noticed any signs of infection, such as chills, cough, or sore throat?
  • Have you noticed any other new symptoms, such as skin changes, headache, or weight loss?
  • When was your last set of labs?
  • Are you interested in getting a second opinion about autoinflammatory disease?
  • Would you like to learn more about current clinical trials for autoinflammatory disease treatment?
  • Describe your symptoms. Are you having fevers, joint pain, rashes, or abdominal pain?
  • When did your symptoms start?
  • Are your symptoms constant, or do they come and go?
  • What, if anything, seems to make your symptoms better or worse?
  • Do you have any family members with similar symptoms?
  • Do you have any family members with a diagnosed autoinflammatory disease, such as cryopyrin-associated periodic syndrome, familial Mediterranean fever, or hyperimmunoglobulin D syndrome?
  • What is an autoinflammatory disease? How is it different from an autoimmune disease?
  • What information led you to diagnose an autoinflammatory disease?
  • How do you expect my case of autoinflammatory disease to progress? What is my prognosis?
  • What treatments do you recommend for my autoinflammatory disease?
  • What are the goals of this treatment plan? Is my autoinflammatory disease curable?
  • How will we know if my treatment is working? What side effects are possible?
  • Do my symptoms mean I have an autoinflammatory disease?
  • Could my symptoms be caused by another medical condition?
  • How do you diagnose autoinflammatory diseases?
  • Do I need to see a specialist to diagnose an autoinflammatory disease?
  • How do you treat autoinflammatory diseases?
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Last Review Date: 2022 Nov 7
THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.
  1. Autoinflammatory diseases. (2017). https://www.niams.nih.gov/health-topics/autoinflammatory-diseases
  2. Meier-Schiesser, B., et al. (2021). Autoinflammatory syndromes. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/ddg.14332