Last Updated: 2019-08-27

Author(s): Anzengruber F., Navarini A.

ICD11: -

Zahorsky 1924.

Pharyngitis vesicularis.

Particularly throat infections occurring in summer and autumn, especially in young children and adolescents.

  • Incubation period: 2-9 days.
  • Herpangina is caused by type A Coxsackie viruses (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10).

High, often biphasic fever (up to 40°C), cramps, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea and myalgia. In the course of the disease, blisters appear in the area of the throat and the palatum molle. After about 4 days, the vesicles erupt with formation of ulcers and subsequent healing within 14 days.

  • Clinic.
  • Virus isolation is possible (CSF, blood, stool, throat wash water).

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