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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Pichichero and his associates found that 58% had stomatitis (herpangina), 28% had fever with myalgias and malaise, 8% had hand-foot-and-mouth syndrome, 3% pleurodynia, 3% fever with rash, and 1% aseptic meningitis (Pediatrics 102[5]:1126-34, 1998).