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Saturday 1 July 2017

Periodic Fever Aphtous stomatitis Pharyngitis Adenitis; Mashall syndrome


Definition : The periodic fever , aphthous stomatitis , pharyngitis and adenitis or periodic fever aphthous pharyngitis and cervical adenopathy (PFAPA) syndrome is a medical condition, typically starting in young children, in which high fever occurs periodically at intervals of about 3–5 weeks, frequently accompanied by aphthous-like ulcers, pharyngitis and/or cervical adenitis (cervical lymphadenopathy). The syndrome was described in 1987 and named two years later.