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A 21-year old man presented to the emergency department with a 3 day history of sore throat and fever. The General Practitioner had started antibiotics 2 days previously; however, the patient was now unable to swallow with worsening pain.
What is the most likely diagnosis seen in figure 1.
Herpes simplex virus
There are a crop of aphthous ulcers along the …
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