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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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    Quote Originally Posted by dsmith06351 View Post
    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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    Thank You.

    Denise

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