Tonsillectomy as Treatment for Periodic Fever, Aphthous Stomatitis, Pharyngitis, and Cervical Adenitis Syndrome

  • Kazuto Taniguchi Tara Town Hospital
  • Tatsuya Sakai Tara Town Hospital
  • Yasunobu Ichiyama Tara Town Hospital
  • Hirokazu Yamamoto Tara Town Hospital
  • Kazuyasu Uemichi Tara Town Hospital
Keywords: Tonsillectomy, PFAPA syndrome

Abstract

Although the etiology of periodic fever, aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis, and cervical adenitis (PFAPA) syndrome remain unclear, various treatments have been reported. We here describe two thought-provoking cases. Our experience suggests that tonsillectomy is effective against PFAPA syndrome, and can safely be performed in patients three years and older. We recommend that tonsillectomy be considered as early as possible in patients with PFAPA syndrome.

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2017-10-04
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Taniguchi, K., Sakai, T., Ichiyama, Y., Yamamoto, H., & Uemichi, K. (2017). Tonsillectomy as Treatment for Periodic Fever, Aphthous Stomatitis, Pharyngitis, and Cervical Adenitis Syndrome. Journal of Nepal Paediatric Society, 37(1), 101-103. https://doi.org/10.3126/jnps.v37i1.16683
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Case Reports