Periodic Fevers with Aphthous Stomatitis, Pharyngitis, and Adenitis

Session Type: ACR Clinical Symposia
Tuesday, November 8, 2011: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
W183a (McCormick Place West)
Pediatrics and Clinical  SessionSelect

Session Overview:
In 1987, Marshall described a syndrome in children with periodic fevers, phayngitis and apthous stomatitis accompanied by adenitis. Its etiology and pathophysiology have not yet been elucidated, nor has a definitive effective treatment been confirmed although many have been proposed. The clinical presentation, and course as well as what has been learned regarding the immunologic phenomena that have been observed in patients with this syndrome, as well as other conditions that may share clinical features with Periodic Fevers with aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis, and adenitis will be discussed.

Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to:

  • define the diagnostic criteria or periodic fevers with aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis, and adenitis syndrome
  • recognize the differential of periodic fevers with aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis, and adenitis syndrome
  • construct a diagnostic plan to evaluate children presenting with signs and symptoms compatible with periodic fevers with aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis, and adenitis
  • explain research related to immunologic phenomena identified in patients with periodic fevers with aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis, and adenitis syndrome

Moderators: Sivia K. Lapidus, MD, and Kenneth N. Schikler, MD, Univ of Louisville Schl of Med
Talks:
11:00 AM
PFAPA: Syndrome: What It Is, What It Isn't, and What Has Been Learned
Karyl S. Barron, NIAID-NIH, Bethesda, MD
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