Periodic fever, aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis and adenitis
Other Names for this Disease
- Marshall Syndrome
- Marshall syndrome with periodic fever
- Periodic fever-aphtous stomatitis-pharyngitis-adenopathy syndrome
- PFAPA syndrome
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.
Your QuestionAre there any treatment options for PFAPA (periodic fever, aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis, cervical adenitis) syndrome?
We have identified the following information that we hope you find helpful. If you still have questions, please contact us.
Treatment options that have been successful in improving symptoms of this condition include: oral steroids (prednisone or prednisolone), tonsillectomy with adenoidectomy and cimetidine.
Last updated: 8/16/2013
- Lee WI., Yang MH, et al. PFAPA syndrome (Periodic Fever, Aphthous stomatitis, Pharyngitis, Adenitis).. Clin Rheumatology. 1999; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11206345. Accessed 8/16/2013.