Clinical Cases

Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

Published:  07 December 2009


Hand, foot and mouth disease is a highly contagious viral infection occurring in small epidemics all over the world. It affects mostly infants and children. The typical skin and mucosal lesions are appearing after 3-5 days of incubation time in predilection sites which are hands, feet and oral mucosa. Small grayish vesicles on a red background that heal in 8-10 days are characteristic of the disease. The most common causative agent is the coxsackievirus A-16, less often other coxsackievirus A and B subtypes...

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