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Causes of Hand, Foot, & Mouth Disease

Primary Cause of Hand, Foot, & Mouth Disease

The primary cause of Hand, Foot, & Mouth Disease is the result:

  • of transmission of an infectious agent by another person by one or more of the following: saliva, air, cough, fecal-oral route, surfaces, blood, needles, blood transfusions, sexual contact, mother to fetus, etc.

Causes of Hand, Foot, & Mouth Disease (Diseases Database):

The follow list shows some of the possible medical causes of Hand, Foot, & Mouth Disease that are listed by the Diseases Database:

Source: Diseases Database

Hand, Foot, & Mouth Disease: Geographical Location Profile

Geographical Profile for Hand, Foot, & Mouth Disease: Individual cases and outbreaks of HFMD occur worldwide (Source: excerpt from Facts About Hand, Foot, & Mouth Disease: CDC-OC) ...more »

Hand, Foot, & Mouth Disease: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Hand, Foot, & Mouth Disease, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Hand, Foot, & Mouth Disease:

Hand, Foot, & Mouth Disease: Causes and Types

Causes of Types of Hand, Foot, & Mouth Disease: Review the cause informationfor the various types of Hand, Foot, & Mouth Disease:

Causes of Broader Categories of Hand, Foot, & Mouth Disease: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

What causes Hand, Foot, & Mouth Disease?

Causes: Hand, Foot, & Mouth Disease: Several different viruses cause HFMD. The most common cause is coxsackievirus A16; occasionally, other strains of coxsackievirus A or enterovirus 71 cause HFMD. The coxsackieviruses are members of a group of viruses called the enteroviruses. The enterovirus group includes polioviruses, coxsackieviruses, and echoviruses. (Source: excerpt from Facts About Hand, Foot, & Mouth Disease: CDC-OC)

Related information on causes of Hand, Foot, & Mouth Disease:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Hand, Foot, & Mouth Disease may be found in:

 

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