Periodic fever, aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis, adenitis: a clinical review of a new syndrome

@article{Feder2000PeriodicFA,
  title={Periodic fever, aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis, adenitis: a clinical review of a new syndrome},
  author={H. Feder},
  journal={Current Opinion in Pediatrics},
  year={2000},
  volume={12},
  pages={253-256}
}
  • H. Feder
  • Published 2000
  • Medicine
  • Current Opinion in Pediatrics
  • Periodic fevers (fevers that occur predictably at fixed intervals) are unusual in infants and children. [...] Key Result The fevers last for about 4 days, then resolve spontaneously. Associated with the fevers are aphthous stomatitis in 70% of patients, pharyngitis in 72% of patients, and cervical adenitis in 88% of patients. PFAPA is not familial and begins before the age of 5 years. An episode of PFAPA can be aborted with one or two small doses of prednisone. The episodes of PFAPA may last for years and the…Expand Abstract
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