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herpangina

 [herp″an-ji´nah]
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.

her·pan·gi·na

(her-pan'ji-nă),
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]

herpangina

/herp·an·gi·na/ (her″pan-ji´nah) herpes angina; an infectious febrile disease due to a coxsackievirus, marked by vesicular or ulcerated lesions on the fauces or soft palate.

herpangina

[hur′panjī′nə]
Etymology: Gk, herpein, to creep; L, angina, quinsy
a viral infection, usually of young children, characterized by sore throat, headache, anorexia, and pain in the abdomen, neck, and extremities. Febrile convulsions and vomiting may occur in infants. Papules or vesicles may form in the pharynx and on the tongue, the palate, or the tonsils. The lesions evolve into shallow ulcers that heal spontaneously. The disease usually runs its course in less than 1 week. Treatment is symptomatic. The cause is often infection by a strain of coxsackie virus, typically coxsackie virus A. If similar shallow, blister-like lesions appear on the soles of the feet or the palms of the hands, it is called hand-foot-and-mouth disease.
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Herpangina

herpangina

An 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).

herpangina

Infectious disease A coxsackievirus infection characterized by a prodrome with fever, sore throat, headache, followed by painful papules that ulcerate. See Coxsackievirus.

her·pan·gi·na

(hĕr-pan'ji-nă)
A disease caused by types of Coxsackie virus and marked by vesiculopapular lesions around the fauces that break down to form grayish yellow ulcers.

herpangina

A 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.

her·pan·gi·na

(hĕr-pan'ji-nă)
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.