BACKGROUND: PFAPA syndrome (periodic fever, aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis and cervical adenitis syndrome) is a rare clinical syndrome of unknown cause usually identified in children. OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy of tonsillectomy (with or without adenoidectomy) in children with PFAPA. SEARCH STRATEGY: We searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) (The Cochrane Library, 2010 Issue 1); MEDLINE (PubMed); EMBASE; CINAHL; mRCT (metaRegister of clinical trials, in...Expand abstract
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Tonsillectomy for periodic fever, aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis and cervical adenitis syndrome (PFAPA).
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