pharyngoconjunctival fever


pha·​ryn·​go·​con·​junc·​ti·​val fever fə-ˌriŋ-gō-ˌkän-ˌjəŋ(k)-ˈtī-vəl-, -kən- How to pronounce pharyngoconjunctival fever (audio)
: an acute epidemic illness caused by various adenoviruses of the genus Mastadenovirus (especially serotypes of species Human adenovirus B, Human adenovirus C, and Human adenovirus E) that usually affects children of school age and is typically characterized by fever, pharyngitis, and conjunctivitis

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“Pharyngoconjunctival fever.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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