Insidious herpetic angina – and not herpes, and not angina
Herpetic angina is an acute infectious inflammation, an exciting tissue of the posterior pharyngeal wall, tonsils, palate with the appearance of vesicular eruptions on them, prone to ulceration. In children, especially up to 3 years, often it is difficult, with pronounced soreness of the oral cavity and high fever. Dangerous of herpes sore throat is the development of severe complications of the kidneys, brain and heart. Specific treatment of the disease does not exist, so prevention and knowledge of the ways of infection are so important.
Herpetic angina – acute, caused by viruses, inflammatory lesions of the tissue of the palatine tonsils, pharyngeal ring, palate in the form of rashes. In children, the rash often covers not only the epithelium of the oral cavity, but also the skin around the mouth, hands and feet. In international pediatrics such a symptom is called a hand-foot-mouth.
Despite the name, this disease provokes not the herpes virus at all, and it has nothing to do with herpes, or with true angina. Pathological condition is caused by enteroviruses Coxsaki A, B or ECHO (echoviruses). A disease associated with the naming of similarity visually observed vesicles (small vesicular structures, filled whitish contents) on the mucosa of the tonsils and pharynx with herpetic vesicles. The mention of angina focuses on the acute pain in the throat, characteristic of the bacterial form of angina and stresses that the inflammation affects the tissue of the tonsils.