Hand-Foot-Mouth Syndrome: Introduction
Hand-Foot-Mouth Syndrome: An infectious viral disease caused by the coxsackievirus A. The disease is characterized by the development of blisters in the mouth and on hands and feet. The disease is spread by contact with body fluids from an infected person and the incubation period is 3 - 7 days. The infection is most common in children under the age of ten but can occur in teenagers and sometimes in adults.
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Symptoms of Hand-Foot-Mouth Syndrome
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Home Diagnostic Testing
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Hand-Foot-Mouth Syndrome: Complications
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Causes of Hand-Foot-Mouth Syndrome
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Hand-Foot-Mouth Syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Hand-Foot-Mouth Syndrome
Mild worm infections undiagnosed in children: Human worm infestations, esp. threadworm, can be overlooked in some cases,
because it may cause only mild or even absent symptoms.
Although the most common symptoms are ...read more »
Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the
more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed
(it can, of course, also fail to be diagnosed with fatal effect)...read more »
Leg cramps at night a classic sign: The symptom of having leg muscle cramps,
particularly at night, is a classic sign of undiagnosed diabetes....read more »
Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue
with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood...read more »
Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be
correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients.
These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but migraines...read more »
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Hand-Foot-Mouth Syndrome: Research Doctors & Specialists
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Prognosis for Hand-Foot-Mouth Syndrome
Prognosis for Hand-Foot-Mouth Syndrome:
The disease has no treatment other than alleviation of symptoms and recovery usually occurs within a week.
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Definitions of Hand-Foot-Mouth Syndrome:
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.
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