Contributor: Gordon K. Klintworth
Pharyngoconjunctival fever is one of the manifestations of adenovirus infection. It is a self limited syndrome caused by adenovirus that affects children usually as part of an epidemic. The lower respiratory system is not affected and the conjunctivitis resolves without sequelae. Adenovirus type 3 stain is the most frequently isolated pathogen. Swimming pools and other sources of personal contamination play a role in the spread of the infection.