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


Zengin A., KILIÇ GÜLTEKİN S. Ş.

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

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