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
Your QuestionAre there any treatment options for PFAPA (periodic fever, aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis, cervical adenitis) syndrome?
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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.