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Herpangina

Herpangina is a viral infection that causes sore throat and pus-filled sores on the throat, tongue, tonsils, and roof of the mouth. The illness is not serious and often goes away in less than a week.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer David Messenger, MD
Last Revised December 21, 2011

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Last Updated: December 21, 2011
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