What is herpangina?

Also known as: mouth blisters.

Herpangina is a painful, contagious viral infection commonly occurring in children 3-10 years of age during the summer and fall months, which presents with blisters or ulcers on the roof of the mouth or back of the throat.


Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP

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