herpangina

noun
her·pan·gi·na | \ˌhər-ˌpan-ˈjī-nə, ˌhər-ˈpan-jə-nə \

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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