pharyngoconjunctival fever

This is a term you might hear if your child has a symptom complex of (you guessed it)

  • high fever that lasts 4-5 days
  • pharyngitis (sore throat)
  • conjunctivitis (inflammed eyes, usually without pus formation)
  • enlargement of the lymph nodes ("glands") of the neck
  • headache, malaise, and weakness

This syndrome is caused by adenovirus infection. Treatment is of course supportive care while the virus "runs its course."

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