Hand Foot Mouth Disease

Hand, foot, and mouth disease is a common viral illness that usually affects infants and children younger than 5 years old. However, it can sometimes occur in adults. Symptoms of hand, foot, and mouth disease include fever, mouth sores, and ...1

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Symptoms of Hand Foot Mouth Disease

CLINICAL PRESENTATION: Incubation period is 4-6 days. Patients usually present with fever and malaise, followed by sore throat and the development of vesicles in the mouth and a rash, often vesicular, on the hands (palms) and feet (soles). In ...2

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Complications of Hand Foot Mouth Disease

Health complications from hand, foot, and mouth disease are not common.

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Causes of Hand Foot Mouth Disease

INFECTIOUS AGENT: In the United States, coxsackievirus A16 is most commonly detected, but other enteroviruses (such as coxsackievirus A10) can cause hand, foot, and mouth disease. Recently, coxsackievirus A6 has been detected in outbreaks. Internationally, enterovirus 71 is a common ...3

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Causes List for Hand Foot Mouth Disease

Some possible causes of Hand Foot Mouth Disease or similar disorders may include:4

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Diagnosis of Hand Foot Mouth Disease

DIAGNOSIS: Diagnosis is most often made clinically. Laboratory testing (such as PCR) is available and is usually performed on atypical or severe cases. ...Source: CDC Yellow Book 20165 ...

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Risk Factors for Hand Foot Mouth Disease

EPIDEMIOLOGY: A common illness in young children, with worldwide distribution. Recent large outbreaks have been reported in Cambodia, China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, and Vietnam. ...Source: CDC Yellow Book 20166 ...

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Treatments: Hand Foot Mouth Disease

TREATMENT: Supportive care. ...Source: CDC Yellow Book 20167 ...

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Prevention of Hand Foot Mouth Disease

PREVENTION: Avoiding close contact with infected people, maintaining good hand hygiene, and disinfecting potentially contaminated surfaces, including toys. ...Source: CDC Yellow Book 20168 ...

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Names and Terminology

Commonly Confused With Foot-and-Mouth Disease: Hand, foot, and mouth disease is often confused with foot-and-mouth disease (also called hoof-and-mouth ...9

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References

  1. Source: CDC: cdc.gov/ hand-foot-mouth/ index.html
  2. Source: CDC Yellow Book 2016: cdc.gov/ travel/ yellowbook/ 2016/ infectious-diseases-related-to-travel/ hand-foot-mouth-disease
  3. ibid.
  4. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  5. Source: CDC Yellow Book 2016: cdc.gov/ travel/ yellowbook/ 2016/ infectious-diseases-related-to-travel/ hand-foot-mouth-disease
  6. ibid.
  7. ibid.
  8. ibid.
  9. Source: CDC: cdc.gov/ hand-foot-mouth/ index.html

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