herpangina

noun
her·​pan·​gi·​na | \ ˌhər-ˌpan-ˈjī-nə How to pronounce herpangina (audio) , ˌhər-ˈpan-jə-nə How to pronounce herpangina (audio) \

Medical Definition of herpangina

: a contagious disease of children characterized by fever, headache, and a vesicular eruption in the throat and caused by any of numerous Coxsackieviruses and echoviruses

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“Herpangina.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/herpangina. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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