Pfapa

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Can anyone tell me what PFAPA stands for and what ICD9 code to use? I know that it is a persistant fever ?????.

Any help would be appreciated.

Denise
 
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Can anyone tell me what PFAPA stands for and what ICD9 code to use? I know that it is a persistant fever ?????.

Any help would be appreciated.

Denise
Hi,
PFAPA- Periodic Fever, Aphthous Stomatitis, Pharyngitis, and Adenopathy;
We have to code pharyngitis- as this is the acute trouble causing this condition.
back up-Children with PFAPA are not sick all the time;
Usually stomatitis is not the chief complaint;
The physician's primary goal is to identify the child who is at risk for serious bacterial infection-
 
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