Definition of Herpangina
Herpangina is a viral illness in which ulcers and sores (lesions) form inside the mouth, and there is a sore throat and fever.
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Herpangina is typically caused by Coxsackie group A viruses.
Signs and tests
Tests are not normally necessary. Diagnosis can usually be made from the history and physical examination.
The symptoms are treated as necessary:
The illness normally clears up within a week.
Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 11/2/2009