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Medical Definition of Herpangina
Herpangina: A viral illness in which small, painful ulcers and sores are found inside the mouth. It is accompanied by sore throat and fever. Herpangina is most common in children aged 3-10 but can occur at any age. Herpangina is usually caused by Coxsackie group A viruses. The illness typically resolves within a week with no complications.
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