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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: her-pan'ji-na


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

[G. herpes, vesicular eruption, + L. angina, quinsy, fr. ango, to strangle]

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