Periodic Fever Accompanied by Aphthous Stomatitis, Pharyngitis and Cervical Adenitis Syndrome (PFAPA Syndrome)


Zengin A., KILIÇ GÜLTEKİN S. Ş.

GUNCEL PEDIATRI-JOURNAL OF CURRENT PEDIATRICS, vol.7, no.3, pp.147-150, 2009 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Title of Journal : GUNCEL PEDIATRI-JOURNAL OF CURRENT PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.147-150
  • Keywords: PFAPA syndrome, aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis, lymphadenitis

Abstract

PFAPA syndrome is a chronic disease of unknown etiology characterized by sudden onset of high fever, aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis and cervical lymphadenopathy. This syndrome, which usually observes under 5 years of age and common in boys, has a benign course and with no long-term sequelae. Although clinical findings are clear enough, as there is no specific test for these diseases, it is sometimes hard to diagnose. Treatment options; steroid therapy and sometimes tonsillectomy.