Hand-foot-and-mouth disease

Dr Jeremy Jones et al.

Hand-foot-and-mouth disease occurs in children as a result of viral infection and results in vesicular eruption on the hands and feet as well as ulcers of the oral mucosa.

It can occur following infection with a wide variety of viruses, but by far the most cases are the result of infection with either enterovirus 71 or coxsackievirus A16.

In some cases, there may be a prodrome of fever, vomiting and diarrhoea. Usually, there is spontaneous resolution of symptoms in 7-10 days. 

Share article

Article Information

rID: 27249
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:

Support Radiopaedia and see fewer ads

Updating… Please wait.
Loadinganimation

Alert accept

Error Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

Alert accept Thank you for updating your details.