pharyngoconjunctival fever

pha·ryn·go·con·junc·ti·val fever fə-.riŋ-gō-.kän-.jəŋ(k)-'tī-vəl-, -kən- n an acute epidemic illness caused by various adenoviruses of the genus Mastadenovirus (esp. serotypes of species Human adenovirus B, Human adenovirus C, and Human adenovirus E) that usu. affects children of school age and that is characterized typically by fever, pharyngitis, and conjunctivitis

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a highly infectious febrile disease caused by an adenovirus, occurring in epidemic form, usually in schoolchildren, and characterized by fever, pharyngitis, rhinitis, conjunctivitis, and enlarged cervical lymph nodes.

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