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[hur-pan-jahy-nuh, her-pan-juh-nuh] /ˌhɜr pænˈdʒaɪ nə, hərˈpæn dʒə nə/
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.
Origin of herpangina Unabridged
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herpangina in Medicine

herpangina her·pan·gi·na (hûr'pān-jī'nə, hûr-pān'jə-)
A mild disease of children caused by a coxsackievirus and marked by fever, dysphagia, and vesicopapular lesions of the mucous membranes of the throat.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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