Periodic fever syndrome is composed of a group of disorders that present with recurrent predictable episodes of fever, which may be accompanied by: (1) lymphadenopathy; (2) malaise; (3) gastrointestinal disturbances; (4) arthralgia; (5) stomatitis; and (6) skin lesions. These signs and symptoms occur in distinct intervals every 4 to 6 weeks and resolve without any residual effect, and the patient remains healthy between attacks. The evaluation must exclude: (1) infections; (2) neoplasms; and (3) autoimmune conditions. The purpose of this paper is to report the case of a 41/2- year-old white female who presented with a history of periodic fevers accompanied by: (1) joint pain; (2) skin lesions; (3) rhinitis; (4) vomiting; (5) diarrhea; and (6) an unusual asymptomatic, marked, fiery red glossitis with features evolving to resemble geographic tongue and then resolving completely between episodes. This may represent the first known reported case in the literature of a periodic fever syndrome presenting with such unusual recurring oral findings.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Jul 1 2007|
- Geographic tongue
- Mouth lesions
- Periodic fever