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Blisters and a fever

BMJ 2018; 360 doi: (Published 22 February 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k568
  1. Chris Lawrence, infectious diseases registrar,
  2. Immanuel Rhema, foundation doctor,
  3. Gaia Nebbia, , consultant virologist
  1. Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to C Lawrence christopher.lawrence2{at}

A 23 year old woman presented with a week of coryzal illness, fever, and sore throat. She had painful vesicular lesions on the soft palate and tonsils …

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