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herpangina

[ hur-pan-jahy-nuh, her-pan-juh-nuh ]
/ ˌhɜr pænˈdʒaɪ nə, hərˈpæn dʒə nə /
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noun Pathology.
an infectious disease, especially of children, characterized by a sudden occurrence of fever, loss of appetite, and throat ulcerations, caused by a Coxsackie virus.

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Origin of herpangina

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Medical definitions for herpangina

herpangina
[ hûr′păn-jīnə, hûr-pănjə- ]

n.
A mild disease of children caused by a coxsackievirus and marked by fever, dysphagia, and vesicopapular lesions of the mucous membranes of the throat.
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