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Zahorsky's syndrome II

Alternative eponyms

  • Mikulicz's aphthae
  • Sutton's disease

Synonyms

Angina herpetica, angina; pharyngitis vesicularis, aphthosis, aphthous pharyngitis, cancer sores, herpangina, herpes, herpes angina, stomatitis herpetica, vesicular pharyngitis.

Related people

An acute infectious disease caused by coxsackievirus. It usually occurs in young children during summer and seldom lasts more than 3 to 4 days.

Description

An acute infectious disease caused by either group A or group B coxsackievirus or by echoviruses. It usually occurs in young children during summer and seldom lasts more than 3 to 4 days.

Characteristics include vesiculoulcerative lesions on the mucous membranes of the throat, dysphagia, vomiting, and fever. The macules break rapidly, leaving shallow painful ulcers, each showing a grey base and an inflamed periphery. Other manifestations may include anorexia, dysphagia, vomiting, headache, and pain and tenderness in the neck, abdomen, and extremities.

Mikulicz's aphthae = Sutton's disease is entered as a separate entity, under Richard Lightburn Sutton, American dermatologist, 1878-1952.

Bibliography

  • J. Zahorsky:
    Herpangina. Archives of Pediatrics, New York, 1924, 41: 181-1854. Herpetic sore throat. Southern Medical Journal, Nashville, 1920, 13: 871-872.

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