PFAPA syndrome

PFAPA syndrome

periodic fever, aphthous stomatitis, pharygitis, cervicaladenitis (a syndrome that is a relatively rare cause of relapsing and remitting fevers in otherwise healthy children aged 5 to 10 and occasionally in adults). Febrile episodes typically resolve with corticosteroids such as prednisone.
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The patient's family was informed about the operation and the surgical consent was approved and tonsillectomy was planned with the diagnosis of PFAPA syndrome. After general anesthesia preparations, tonsillectomy was performed at the fever free period.
Other oral diseases: Allergic contact stomatitis, Geographic Language, PFAPA syndrome.
Feder and Salazar [4] included one hundred five children who met the criteria for PFAPA syndrome in their study.
In the June issue, there is a review about PFAPA syndrome, summarizing the current diagnosis and treatment.
American College of Rheumatology describes PFAPA syndrome (Periodic Fever, Aphthous Stomatitis, Pharyngitis, Cervical Adenitis) as "a syndrome that consists of recurrent episodes of fever, sore throat, mouth sores and swelling of the glands in the neck ...
The inclusion criteria were: (1) 1-10 years of age, (2) fulfillment of the following clinical diagnostic criteria for PFAPA syndrome: (a) at least 6 (or a minimum of 3 over a 6-month period) episodes of high fever (>38.5[degrees]C) lasting no more than 7 days and recurring at regular intervals of 2-8 weeks, (b) symptoms in the absence of upper respiratory tract infection with at least one of the following clinical signs: aphthous stomatitis, cervical lymphadenitis or pharyngitis, (c) a failure of antibiotic treatment during febrile episodes, (d) exclusion of other causes for periodic fevers.
One of these, the PFAPA syndrome, is seen in childhood with 3-7 day episodes of fever that is often accompanied by aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis and cervical lymphadenopathy.
Is there a role for the otolaryngologist in PFAPA syndrome? A systematic review.
-- Daily colchicine may have a role as early therapy in children with PFAPA syndrome, Dr.
Children with PFAPA syndrome demonstrate a rapid onset of "remarkably high fevers and very red tonsils." During episodes, aphthous ulcers may develop right before the physician's eyes.