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Periodic fever, aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis and adenitis


Other Names for this Disease
  • Marshall Syndrome
  • PFAPA
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Your Question

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

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How might periodic fever, aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis and cervical adenitis be treated?

Treatment options that have been successful in improving symptoms of this condition include: oral steroids (prednisone or prednisolone), tonsillectomy with adenoidectomy and cimetidine.[1]
Last updated: 8/16/2013

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