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Zahorsky's syndrome II

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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.


  • 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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