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Related to pharyngoconjunctival fever: pharyngoconjunctival fever virus
an epidemic disease due to an adenovirus, occurring chiefly in school children, with fever, pharyngitis, conjunctivitis, rhinitis, and enlarged cervical lymph nodes.
Etymology: Gk, pharnyx + L, conjunctivus, connecting, febris, fever
an adenovirus infection characterized by fever, sore throat, and conjunctivitis. This epidemic illness is particularly prevalent in the summer, and it is spread by droplet infection and direct contact. Contaminated water in lakes and swimming pools is a common source of infection. See also adenovirus.
pha·ryn·go·con·junc·ti·val fe·ver(fă-ring'gō-kŏn-jŭngk'ti-văl fē'vĕr)
A disease characterized by fever, pharyngitis, and conjunctivitis; caused by adenoviruses, often type 3 but occasionally other types.