30 June, 2011

Herpangina(mouth blisters)

Herpangina: small vesicles(pain+) in palate
1) Season: Summer
2) Age      :  infant and toddlers
3) Course of illness: fever and throat pain resolve few days or more longer.
4) Etiology: enteroviruses (coxsackie virus A or B, echoviruses)

Any questions:   write to Keiji Hagiwara, M.D.  
                                        Kami-Ube Pediatric Clinic, Ube 755-0097, Japan.