hand-foot-and-mouth disease


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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.
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An outbreak of hand-foot-and-mouth disease mimicking chicken pox, with a frequent association of onychomadesis in Japan in 2009: a new phenotype caused by coxsackievirus A6.
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Clinical and molecular characterization of hand-foot-and-mouth disease in Thailand, 2008-2009.