What is TRAPS?

Tumor Necrosis Factor Receptor Associated Periodic Syndrome (TRAPS) is a chronic, rare disease that's part of a group of diseases known as Periodic Fever Syndromes. TRAPS is an inherited disease that usually develops in people younger than 20 years of age, and it occurs in people from all ethnic backgrounds. TRAPS is very rare, with an estimated prevalence of about 1 in every 1 million people worldwide.

TRAPS is an autoinflammatory disease, meaning that it affects the body's immune system. This causes the immune system to work improperly, which can lead to TRAPS symptoms including fever, rash, stomach pain, painful joints and/or muscles, and eye irritations.

What causes TRAPS?

TRAPS is a genetic disease that is caused by a mutation of the TNFRSF1A (Tumor Necrosis Factor Receptor Super Family 1A) gene. When this happens, it can lead to inflammation and other TRAPS symptoms.

If your child is diagnosed with TRAPS, ask your child's doctor about ILARIS®, the only once-monthly biologic medicine that is FDA approved to treat TRAPS.

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