An acute viral illness characterized by ulcers and lesions covering the tongue soft palate, tonsils or insides checks or gums .
Causes, Incidence and Risk factors:
Herpangina is caused by complex of Coxsackie virus. A high fever, throat and headache may precede the appearance of the lesions . The lesions begins a small papules but develop into punched out ulcers with a white to whitish gray base and often a red border are very painful .