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  • Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (Coxsackie viral infection)
    Hand, foot and mouth disease is a viral infection caused by a strain of Coxsackie virus. It causes a blister-like rash that, as the name implies, involves the hands, feet and mouth.

  • Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease: Fast Facts
    Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) is a common viral illness of infants and children. The disease causes fever and blister-like eruptions in the mouth and/or a skin rash.

  • MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Hand-foot-mouth disease
    Hand-foot-mouth disease is a relatively common infection viral infection that usually begins in the throat.

  • Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Coxsackie A) in the Child Care Setting
    Hand-foot-and-mouth disease is a common childhood illness caused by coxsackievirus A16. In many people, infection with the virus causes mild or no symptoms. In others, infection may result in painful blisters in the mouth, on the gums and tongue, on the palms and fingers of the hand, or on the soles of the feet. The fluid in these blisters contains the virus, and symptoms may last for 7 to 10 days. The infection usually goes away without any serious complications.


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