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Hand, Foot, & Mouth Disease

Hand, Foot, & Mouth Disease: Introduction

Hand, Foot, & Mouth Disease: Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) is a common illness of infants and children. It is characterized by fever, sores in the mouth, and a rash with blisters. ... more about Hand, Foot, & Mouth Disease.

Hand, Foot, & Mouth Disease: Common contagious viral infant or child condition. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Hand, Foot, & Mouth Disease is available below.

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Hand, Foot, & Mouth Disease: Complications

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Causes of Hand, Foot, & Mouth Disease

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Prognosis for Hand, Foot, & Mouth Disease

Prognosis for Hand, Foot, & Mouth Disease: Usually self-limiting and rarely dangerous

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Facts About Hand, Foot, & Mouth Disease: CDC-OC (Excerpt)

Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) is a common illness of infants and children. It is characterized by fever, sores in the mouth, and a rash with blisters. HFMD begins with a mild fever, poor appetite, malaise ("feeling sick"), and frequently a sore throat. One or 2 days after the fever begins, sores develop in the mouth. They begin as small red spots that blister and then often become ulcers. They are usually located on the tongue, gums, and inside of the cheeks. The skin rash develops over 1 to 2 days with flat or raised red spots, some with blisters. The rash does not itch, and it is usually located on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. It may also appear on the buttocks. A person with HFMD may have only the rash or the mouth ulcers. (Source: excerpt from Facts About Hand, Foot, & Mouth Disease: CDC-OC)

Facts About Hand, Foot, & Mouth Disease: CDC-OC (Excerpt)

HFMD is a different disease than foot-and-mouth disease of cattle, sheep, and swine. Although the names are similar, the two diseases are not related at all and are caused by different viruses. (Source: excerpt from Facts About Hand, Foot, & Mouth Disease: CDC-OC)

Definitions of Hand, Foot, & Mouth Disease:

A mild, highly infectious viral disease of children, characterized by vesicular lesions in the mouth and on the hands and feet. It is caused by coxsackieviruses A. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Hand, Foot, & Mouth Disease is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Hand, Foot, & Mouth Disease, or a subtype of Hand, Foot, & Mouth Disease, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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