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. 

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