Herpangina Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Jun 18, 2019
  • Author: Sandra G Gompf, MD, FACP, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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DDx

Diagnostic Considerations

Table 1. Clinical Manifestations of Herpangina, Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV), and Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Open Table in a new window)

Clinical Manifestations

Herpangina

HSV

Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease

 

Causative organism

 

Enteroviruses

 

HSV-1 and HSV-2

 

Enteroviruses

 

Oral vesicular/ulcerative lesions

 

+

 

+

 

+1

 

Anterior pharynx

 

-

 

+

 

+

 

Posterior pharynx

 

+

 

+/-

 

-

 

Gingivostomatitis

 

-

 

+/-

 

-

1 Lesions may also occur on the buccal

mucosa

Differential Diagnoses