Periodic fever accompanied by aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis and cervical adenitis syndrome (PFAPA syndrome) Periyodik ateş, aftöz stomatit, farenjit, servikal adenit sendromu (PFAPA sendromu)


Guncel Pediatri, vol.7, no.3, pp.147-150, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Name: Guncel Pediatri
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.147-150
  • Keywords: Aphthous stomatitis, Lymphadenitis, Pfapa syndrome, Pharyngitis
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


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. © The Journal of Current Pediatrics, published by Galenos Publishing. All rights reserved.