Is colchicine more effective to prevent periodic fever, aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis and cervical adenitis episodes in Mediterranean fever gene variants?


Gunes M., ÇEKİÇ Ş. , Kilic S. Ş.

Pediatrics international : official journal of the Japan Pediatric Society, vol.59, no.6, pp.655-660, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 59 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/ped.13265
  • Title of Journal : Pediatrics international : official journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
  • Page Numbers: pp.655-660
  • Keywords: child, colchicine, MEFV, periodic fever, PFAPA syndrome, CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS, PFAPA SYNDROME, MEFV, MUTATIONS, FMF

Abstract

BackgroundPeriodic fever, aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis and cervical adenitis (PFAPA) syndrome is the most frequent repetitive fever syndrome in childhood. It is characterized by fever episodes lasting for approximately 3-6 days, once every 3-8 weeks.