Potential use of procalcitonin concentrations as a diagnostic marker of the PFAPA syndrome

@article{Yoshihara2006PotentialUO,
  title={Potential use of procalcitonin concentrations as a diagnostic marker of the PFAPA syndrome},
  author={Takao Yoshihara and Toshihiko Imamura and Kentaro Yokoi and Mayumi Shibata and Gen Kano and Shinya Osone and Kanae Yagi and Shinjiro Todo and Yumi Murakami and Yuichi Yamada and Hiroyuki Yamada and Shinji Satomura and Hiroyuki Ishida},
  journal={European Journal of Pediatrics},
  year={2006},
  volume={166},
  pages={621-622}
}
PFAPA syndrome is a clinical entity of unknown etiology characterized by periodic episodes of high fever accompanied by aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis/tonsillitis, and cervical adenitis [3, 5]. Since specific laboratory abnormalities for the PFAPA syndrome are inexistent, it is usually diagnosed clinically after excluding other probable causes of the fever, such as infection [1]. In PFAPA patients, discriminating between a fever attack due to bacterial infection and a fever attack due to… CONTINUE READING