Periodic fever and pharyngitis in young children: a new disease for the otolaryngologist?

  title={Periodic fever and pharyngitis in young children: a new disease for the otolaryngologist?},
  author={K A Dahn and Mary P. Glod{\'e} and Kenny H Chan},
  journal={Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery},
  volume={126 9},
OBJECTIVE A clinical entity consisting of periodic fever associated with aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis and cervical adenitis termed "PFAPA syndrome" in young children (<5 years old) may be unfamiliar to otolaryngologists. We present our 5-year experience of PFAPA syndrome. DESIGN Case series. SETTING Tertiary academic. PATIENTS A 5-year retrospective chart review for children (<5 years old) who have undergone tonsillectomies with and without adenoidectomies was conducted. Medical… CONTINUE READING

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