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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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 (HFMD) is a childhood disease primarily affecting children under age 10, most commonly younger than five (1, 2).
Pediatric hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) is a common childhood affliction in Asian countries.
Action will be taken against operators of childcare centres when they record a high number of hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) cases, Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad said today after a second death in Penang.
Coxsackievirus, and the related hand, foot, and mouth disease, is a major cause of illness in infants and young children, with incidents of the condition spiking during the summer months.
"China says yes, with more than 15 million cases of hand, foot, and mouth disease resulting in 3,500 deaths since surveillance started in 2009," Heli Harvala, MD, said at the annual meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases.
Now in clinical trials, investigational bivalent vaccines are directed against other EV-A71 subgeno types in addition to C-4, and also against another enterovirus, coxsackievirus serotype A16, the most common cause of classic hand, foot, and mouth disease in the United States.
A highly contagious viral (http://www.cdc.gov/hand-foot-mouth/) infection , hand, foot, and mouth disease usually affects children under 5 years old.
However, the clinical signs, including the unique morphology and distribution of grouped vesicles and papules was suggestive of hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD), although the patient did not have oral lesions and reported no contact with another person with HFMD.
Although CAV6 is commonly associated with hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) and herpangina (1,2), it has not been of concern until the recent global outbreaks of HFMD (3-6).
According to the Vietnamese MoH, there were approximately 116,418 people in 63 provinces confirmed to have hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) from January 1 to October 7.
(AMEX:SVA), Beijing, a leading developer and provider of vaccines in China, has initiated development of a vaccine human enterovirus 71, EV 71, which causes hand, foot, and mouth disease (or HFMD).