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an infectious disease caused by either group A or B coxsackievirus or by echoviruses, chiefly affecting young children in the summer, and characterized by vesiculoulcerative lesions on the mucous membranes of the mouth and throat, dysphagia, fever, vomiting, and prostration.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
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. herpēs, vesicular eruption, + L. angina, quinsy, fr. ango, to strangle]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
herpanginaAn acute painful infection of the mouth of young children, typically caused by coxsackie virus A, less commonly by coxsackievirus B or echoviruses. Herpangina has also been used for recurrent herpetiform ulcers lesions, including canker sores (recurrent aphthous stomatitis).
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
herpanginaInfectious disease A coxsackievirus infection characterized by a prodrome with fever, sore throat, headache, followed by painful papules that ulcerate. See Coxsackievirus.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
A disease caused by types of Coxsackie virus and marked by vesiculopapular lesions around the fauces that break down to form grayish yellow ulcers.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
herpanginaA virus infection mainly affecting children under 7 and featuring fever, severe sore throat, loss of appetite (anorexia), and greyish-white blister-like spots on and around the tonsils. Herpangina is caused by a coxsackie virus and is similar to HAND, FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
Disease caused by Coxsackievirus 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.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012