David Perlstein, MD, MBA, FAAP
Dr. Perlstein received his Medical Degree from the University of Cincinnati and then completed his internship and residency in pediatrics at The New York Hospital, Cornell medical Center in New York City. After serving an additional year as Chief Pediatric Resident, he worked as a private practitioner and then was appointed Director of Ambulatory Pediatrics at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx.
Mary D. Nettleman, MD, MS, MACP
Mary D. Nettleman, MD, MS, MACP is the Chair of the Department of Medicine at Michigan State University. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt Medical School, and completed her residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Indiana University.
In this Article
- What is herpangina?
- What causes herpangina?
- What are herpangina symptoms and signs?
- How is herpangina diagnosed?
- What is the treatment for herpangina?
- What is the prognosis for herpangina?
- What is the difference between herpangina and hand foot and mouth disease?
- Can herpangina be prevented?
- Where can people find more information about herpangina?
- Herpangina At A Glance
- Find a local Doctor in your town
Herpangina At A Glance
- Herpangina is a self-limited infection primarily caused by coxsackieviruses.
- Herpangina most often affects young children.
- Herpangina is associated with fever, sore throat, and blisters in the back of the mouth.
- Herpangina is diagnosed based on clinical symptoms alone.
- Treatment of herpangina is usually directed toward minimizing the discomfort associated with the mouth blisters.
- Most children with herpangina recover completely after four to seven days.
- There is no easy way to prevent herpangina.
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