PFAPA syndrome mimicking familial Mediterranean fever: report of a Turkish child.

@article{Ata2003PFAPASM,
  title={PFAPA syndrome mimicking familial Mediterranean fever: report of a Turkish child.},
  author={B{\"u}lent Ataş and H{\"u}sey{\^i}n Caksen and Ş{\"u}kr{\"u} Arslan and O. Oğulcan Tuncer and Ercan Kirimi and Dursun Odabaş},
  journal={The Journal of emergency medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={25 4},
  pages={383-5}
}
The PFAPA (Periodic Fever, Aphthous stomatitis, Pharyngitis, Adenitidis) syndrome is characterized by periodic fever, adenitis, pharyngitis, and aphthous stomatitis. Herein, we present a Turkish child with PFAPA syndrome mimicking familial Mediterranean fever because of a rare presentation. A 9-year-old boy was admitted with recurrent fever, aphthous stomatitis, sore throat, headache, and general body pains, lasting 2 to 3 days since 3.5 years of age. He was completely symptom-free between the… CONTINUE READING