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  Hand-Foot-Mouth Disease - DrGreene.com
Hand-foot-mouth disease is a common childhood illness featuring mouth sores, fever, and a rash.
Similar-sounding “foot-and-mouth disease” is a disease of cattle and is not related to this condition.
The viruses that cause hand-foot-mouth disease are present both in the stool and in the respiratory secretions.
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  Hand, foot and mouth disease Introduction - Health encyclopaedia - NHS Direct
Hand, foot and mouth disease is a common illness caused by a virus, usually the coxsackie A virus.
Hand, foot and mouth disease is very contagious (easily spread) and it is common in children under 10 years of age.
Hand, foot and mouth disease is not the same thing as foot and mouth disease, which affects cattle, sheep and pigs.
www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk /articles/article.aspx?articleId=165   (201 words)

  
 Hand, foot, and mouth disease definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms easily defined on ...
Hand, foot, and mouth disease: A common illness of infants and children under 10 years old characterized by fever, sores in the mouth, and a rash with blisters due to infection most commonly with coxsackievirus A16 or less often enterovirus 71 or another enterovirus.
Hand, foot, and mouth disease caused by coxsackievirus A16 infection is a mild disease and children usually recover with no medical treatment in 7 to 10 days.
Hand, foot, and mouth disease is moderately contagious.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=22973   (565 words)

  
 Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease
Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) is a common illness of infants and children.
It is characterized by fever, sores in the mouth, and a rash with blisters.
Usually, the physician can distinguish between HFMD and other causes of mouth sores based on the age of the patient, the pattern of symptoms reported by the patient or parent, and the appearance of the rash and sores on examination.
healthlink.mcw.edu /article/934901499.html   (625 words)

  
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The disease is caused by a virus known as the Coxsackievirus.
Hand-foot-mouth is transmitted from mouth to mouth contact and feces to hand to mouth contact.
Symptoms of hand-foot-mouth disease is a fever, loss of appetite, sore throat, sore mouth and difficulty swallowing.
www.talkingbabies.com /encyclopedia/H/Hand-foot-mouth-Disease   (340 words)

  
 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Respiratory and Enteric Viruses Branch
HFMD is often confused with foot-and-mouth disease of cattle, sheep, and swine.
HFMD outbreaks in child care facilities occur most often in the summer and fall months, and usually coincide with an increased number of cases in the community.
Foot-and-mouth disease is commonly confused with hand, foot, and mouth disease; although the names are similar, the diseases are not related.
www.cdc.gov /ncidod/dvrd/revb/enterovirus/hfhf.htm   (1263 words)

  
 Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Hand foot and mouth disease
Hand, foot and mouth disease is a very common and mild illness which affects children.
Hand, foot and mouth disease is caused by a virus (usually Coxsackie virus A16).
Hand, foot and mouth disease is a very common infection.
www.cyh.com /HealthTopics/HealthTopicDetails.aspx?p=114&np=303&id=1783   (756 words)

  
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Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) is a common illness of infants and children caused by a virus.
It is characterized by fever, sores/ulcers in the mouth, and a rash with blisters.
HFMD is endemic in Sarawak with yearly occurrence.
www.sarawak.health.gov.my /hfmd.htm   (2583 words)

  
 Hand, foot and mouth disease   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Hand, foot and mouth disease is an infection caused by a virus.
Hand, foot and mouth disease is usually not a severe illness.
It is not related to the virus that causes diseases in animals.
www.caringforkids.cps.ca /whensick/HandFootandMouth.htm   (314 words)

  
 eMedicine - Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease : Article by Brad S Graham
Hand-foot-and-mouth disease (HFMD) is a viral illness with a distinct clinical presentation of oral and characteristic distal extremity lesions.
The report's conclusions were that in general, HFMD is a benign disease but the presence of unusual physical findings, elevated total white blood cell count, and vomiting and the absence of oral ulcers may signify a patient with higher risk of a fatal outcome.
Epidemic hand foot and mouth infections are usually caused by coxsackievirus A16 or enterovirus 71.
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 Hand-foot-and-mouth disease - CNN.com
Hand-foot-and-mouth disease is characterized by sores in the mouth and a rash on the hands and feet.
Hand-foot-and-mouth disease is most common in children in child care settings, where diaper changing and potty training are constant, and little hands often are in and out of the mouth frequently.
Children in child care centers are especially susceptible to outbreaks of hand-foot-and-mouth disease because the infection spreads by person-to-person contact with nose and throat discharges, saliva, fluid from blisters, or the stool of someone with the infection.
www.cnn.com /HEALTH/library/DS/00599.html   (1183 words)

  
 Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease
Hand, foot, and mouth disease is a mild, infectious childhood illness caused by a number of different viruses.
Hand, foot and mouth disease is very common and usually affects infants and children under the age of 10.
Hand, foot and mouth disease is spread through direct contact with nose and throat discharges of the infected person.
www.clevelandclinic.org /health/health-info/docs/4200/4238.asp?index=11129   (480 words)

  
 Hand Foot and Mouth Disease in Indonesia
HFMD is a different disease to the foot-and-mouth disease of cattle, sheep, and swine, which have been talked about in the press in the last months.
HFMD caused by coxsackievirus A16 infection is a mild disease and nearly all patients recover without medical treatment in 7 to 10 days.
Cases of fatal encephalitis occurred during outbreaks of HFMD in Malaysia in 1997, Taiwan in 1998 and Malaysia/Singapore in 2000.
www.expat.or.id /medical/handfootmouth.html   (1202 words)

  
 Hand, foot, and mouth disease - ParentCenter
Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) is a fairly common viral illness in young children.
Hand, foot, and mouth disease (birth to 12 mo.)
Hand, foot, and mouth disease (12 to 24 mo.)
parentcenter.babycenter.com /0_hand-foot-and-mouth-disease_68322.pc   (716 words)

  
 Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease
It causes sores in the mouth and on the hands, feet, and sometimes the buttocks and legs.
Mouth sores can be painful and may make it hard for your child to eat.
Hand-foot-and-mouth disease is not the same as other diseases that have similar names: foot-and-mouth disease (sometimes called hoof-and-mouth disease) or mad cow disease.
www.peacehealth.org /kbase/topic/mini/ty6230/overview.htm   (639 words)

  
 Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (Coxsackie viral infection)
Hand, foot and mouth disease is a viral infection caused by a strain of Coxsackie virus.
(Hand, foot and mouth disease is different than foot-and-mouth disease, which is an infection of cattle, pigs, sheep, goats and deer and is caused by a different virus.)
The diagnosis is generally suspected on the appearance of blister-like rash on hands and feet and mouth in a child with a mild febrile illness.
www.health.state.ny.us /diseases/communicable/hand_foot_mouth/fact_sheet.htm   (487 words)

  
 Hand-foot-and-mouth Disease: Health Topics: University of Iowa Health Care
Hand-foot-and-mouth disease is a mild illness caused by a virus.
Symptoms of the disease include a sore mouth and small blisters that may occur in the mouth, on the palms of the hands, or on the soles of the feet.
Human hand-foot-and-mouth disease is not related to hoof and mouth disease in cattle.
www.uihealthcare.com /topics/infectiousdiseases/infe4739.html   (579 words)

  
 Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease (Coxsackievirus) Fact Sheet   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Hand, foot, and mouth disease is caused by one of several types of viruses
Hand, foot, and mouth disease is usually characterized by tiny blisters on the inside of the mouth and the palms of the hands, fingers, and soles of the feet.
The rash appears as blisters or ulcers in the mouth, on the inner cheeks, gums, sides of the tongue, and as bumps or blisters on the hands, feet, and sometimes other parts of the skin.
edcp.org /html/handfoot.html   (386 words)

  
 Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease
Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is a common illness in children.
The first indication of HFMD, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), can be mistaken for other conditions, since many of the symptoms mimic a cold or the flu in the early stages.
The rash is usually on the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet.
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 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Hand-foot-mouth disease
Hand-foot-mouth disease is a relatively common infection viral infection that usually begins in the throat.
Hand-foot-and-mouth disease (HFMD) is most commonly caused by coxsackievirus A16, a member of the enterovirus family.
A history of recent illness and a physical examination, demonstrating the characteristic vesicles on the hands and feet, are usually sufficient to diagnose the disease.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/000965.htm   (510 words)

  
 Hand - foot - mouth disease
Hand, foot, and mouth disease on the soles
Hand-foot-and-mouth disease is caused by the Coxsackie virus (a member of the Enterovirus family).
The throat and tonsils develop small ulcers while the hands, feet, and diaper area are affected by a rash with characteristic vesicles (very small blisters).
www.shands.org /health/information/000965.htm   (265 words)

  
 Health Promotion Board - Health A-Z
Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease (HFMD) is caused by the Coxsackie virus and Enterovirus 71.
HFMD is spread from person to person by direct contact with the nasal discharge, saliva, faeces and fluid from the rash of an infected person.
Salt water mouth rinses (1/2 teaspoon of salt to 1 glass of warm water) may be soothing if the child is able to rinse without swallowing.
www.hpb.gov.sg /hpb/default.asp?pg_id=865&aid=272   (603 words)

  
 HAND, FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE - myDr.com.au
Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is a common childhood illness that is caused by a viral infection.
There is no relationship between hand, foot and mouth disease and the condition known as foot-and-mouth disease that affects animals.
HFMD is usually a mild disease, and children generally recover within 7-10 days.
www.mydr.com.au /default.asp?article=4169   (665 words)

  
 Hand-Foot-Mouth-Disease | Miri Resort City.com
Sarawak, which has been hit twice by the hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) epidemic this year, is requesting more funds from the Health Ministry to undertake further study on its transmission dynamics.
The HFMD can be spread from person to person by direct contact with the nasal discharge, saliva, faces and fluid from the rash of an infected person and indirectly by contaminated articles.
Four children, listed as critically ill from the hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD), are all still under 'close observation' today as 45 new cases were reported in the state.
www.miriresortcity.com /articles/news_events/hand_foot_mouth_disease   (1325 words)

  
 www.kansascity.com | 05/05/2008 | China: Hand, foot and mouth spreading
The patient was given an intravenous drip and not transferred to another hospital.

Enterovirus causes a severe form of hand, foot and mouth disease with symptoms including fever, mouth sores and rashes with blisters.

Xinhua said the jump in cases was due in part to a new regulation from the Ministry of Health classifying hand, foot and mouth disease among those that have to be reported to the central government.
The illness is not related to foot and mouth disease, which afflicts livestock.
www.kansascity.com /451/story/605886.html   (896 words)

  
 Hand-Foot-Mouth Disease - Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Hand-foot-mouth disease is an illness caused by a virus that results in a distinctive rash - small, blister-like bumps in the mouth, and on the hands and feet.
The lesions in the mouth usually appear on the tongue, the sides of the cheeks, or near the throat.
Hand-foot-mouth disease is usually diagnosed based on a complete history and physical examination of your child.
www.lpch.org /DiseaseHealthInfo/HealthLibrary/dental/hfmd.html   (461 words)

  
 CIGNA - Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease
Symptoms of hand-foot-and-mouth disease begin with a sudden onset of sore throat and a fever of around 101°F (38.3°C) to 103°F (39.4°C).
Mouth sores are often painful and may make it hard for your child to eat.
Aspirin use is linked to a rare but serious disease, Reye's syndrome, that most often occurs in children and adolescents.
www.cigna.com /healthinfo/ty6230.html   (1401 words)

  
 Hand Foot Mouth disease - Keep Kids Healthy
This is a common childhood illness that is caused by the coxsackie virus A16 and is most commonly seen in the late summer and early fall.
It is also possible to have an infection with the coxsackie virus that only causes the ulcers to form in the mouth and not on the hand or feet.
Your child with hand, foot and mouth disease is contagious while he has blisters during the first week of the illness.
www.keepkidshealthy.com /welcome/infectionsguide/handfootmouth.html   (447 words)

  
 Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease Information on Healthline
Hand-foot-and-mouth disease is an infection of young children in which characteristic fluid-filled blisters appear on the hands, feet, and inside the mouth.
Hand-foot-and-mouth disease is very common among young children, and often occurs in clusters of children who are in daycare together.
After one to two days, fluid-filled bumps (vesicles) appear on the inside of the mouth, along the surface of the tongue, on the roof of the mouth, and on the insides of the cheeks.
www.healthline.com /galecontent/hand-foot-and-mouth-disease   (936 words)

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