Herpangina

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Herpangina

a disease caused by types of coxsackievirus and marked by vesiculopapular lesions about 1 to 2 mm in diameter which are present around the fauces and soon break down to form grayish yellow ulcers; accompanied by sudden onset of fever, loss of appetite, dysphagia, pharyngitis, and sometimes abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting.

Origin: g. Herpes, vesicular eruption, _ L. Angina, quinsy, fr. Ango, to strangle