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Hand-Foot-Mouth Syndrome

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. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Hand-Foot-Mouth Syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of Hand-Foot-Mouth Syndrome

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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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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. - (Source - Diseases Database)


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