hand, foot, and mouth disease


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Related to hand, foot, and mouth disease: coxsackievirus, fifth disease, Kawasaki disease

hand-foot-and-mouth disease

 (hănd′fo͝ot′ənd-mouth′) also hand, foot, and mouth disease
n.
A mild contagious disease usually occurring in children, caused by infection with a coxsackievirus or other enterovirus, and characterized by fever and a blisterlike rash in the mouth and on the hands and feet.

hand, foot, and mouth disease

n
1. (Pathology) a usually mild disease, mainly affecting children under seven, in which the sufferers develop mouth ulcers accompanied by blisters or rashes on their hands and feet. Caused by the Coxsackie virus A16, it has no known cure. Abbreviation: HFMD
2. (Medicine) a usually mild disease, mainly affecting children under seven, in which the sufferers develop mouth ulcers accompanied by blisters or rashes on their hands and feet. Caused by the Coxsackie virus A16, it has no known cure. Abbreviation: HFMD
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Hand, foot, and mouth disease caused by coxsackievirus A6, Japan, 2011.
Enterovirus 71, or EV71, causes Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease (or HFMD) among children.
Hand, foot, and mouth disease has an incubation period of 5 to days and a similar 5- to 7-day benign, self-remitting course.
An outbreak of coxsackievirus A6 hand, foot, and mouth disease associated with onychomadesis in Taiwan, 2010.
In the winter of 2012, we evaluated a cluster of 8 patients, 4 months-3 years of age, who were brought for treatment at Boston Children's Hospital (Boston, MA, USA) with a variant of hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) that has now been linked to CVA6 (Table, Appendix, wwwnc.
In June 2011, a sudden increase in cases of hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) at pediatric sentinel sites ([approximately equal to] 3,000 pediatric hospitals and clinics) was reported to the National Epidemiologic Surveillance of Infectious Diseases System in Japan.