The first case of adult-onset PFAPA syndrome in Japan.


A 26-year-old woman presented with fever and pharyngitis. She previously experienced four periodic febrile episodes at 30- to 40-day intervals. We suspected periodic fever, aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis, and adenitis (PFAPA) syndrome, and prescribed predisolone, thereby her fever rapidly subsided. Her febrile episodes improved after daily cimetidine treatment. Genetic testing results of genomic DNA for periodic fever syndromes were negative, although she was heterozygous for p.Glu148Gln variation in MEFV, supporting the diagnosis of PFAPA syndrome.

DOI: 10.3109/14397595.2013.857801

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@article{Kutsuna2016TheFC, title={The first case of adult-onset PFAPA syndrome in Japan.}, author={Satoshi Kutsuna and Norio Ohmagari and Ryutaro Tanizaki and Noboru Hagino and Ryuta Nishikomori and Mugen Ujiie and Nozomi Takeshita and Kayoko Hayakawa and Yasuyuki Kato and S. Kanagawa}, journal={Modern rheumatology}, year={2016}, volume={26 2}, pages={286-7} }