herpangina

A disease caused by types of Coxsackievirus and marked by vesiculopapular lesions about 1–2 mm in diameter that are present around the fauces and soon break down to form grayish yellow ulcers; accompanied by sudden onset of fever, loss of appetite, dysphagia, sore throat, and sometimes abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. [G. herpes, vesicular eruption, + L. angina, quinsy, fr. ango, to strangle]

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her·pan·gi·na .hər-.pan-'jī-nə, .hər-'pan-jə-nə n a contagious disease of children characterized by fever, headache, and a vesicular eruption in the throat and caused by any of numerous coxsackieviruses and echoviruses

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n.
an acute viral infection, occurring predominantly in children, that causes a fever of sudden onset associated with malaise and acute ulceration of the soft palate and tonsillar area. It usually lasts 2-5 days.

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herp·an·gi·na (hur″pən-jiґnə) [herpes + angina] an acute infectious disease caused by either group A or group B coxsackievirus or by echoviruses, chiefly affecting young children in the summer; characteristics include vesiculoulcerative lesions on the mucous membranes of the throat, dysphagia, vomiting, and fever. Called also aphthous pharyngitis, vesicular pharyngitis, and herpes angina.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Herpangina — Herp|an|gi|na 〈f.; Gen.: , Pl.: ne; Med.〉 durch Virusinfektion hervorgerufene Entzündung der Mundhöhle mit Bläschenbildung [Etym.: <Herpes + Angina] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

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