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Noun1.enanthem - eruption on a mucous membrane (as the inside of the mouth) occurring as a symptom of a disease
eruption - symptom consisting of a breaking out and becoming visible
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Classic HFMD, with typical oral enanthem, followed by maculopapular exanthema with vesicles on the palms and soles, is most commonly caused by enterovirus 71 (EV71) and coxsackievirus A16 (CVA16) (4).
In addition, patients may develop diarrhea and/or Koplik spots, an enanthem of small blue-white haloed lesions on the buccal mucosa (not palate) that are an early manifestation of illness.
In the United States, HFMD typically occurs in the summer and early autumn and is characterized by a febrile enanthem of oral ulcers and macular or vesicular lesions on the palms and soles; the etiologic agents are most often CVA16 and enterovirus 71.