hand-foot-and-mouth disease


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hand-foot-and-mouth disease

[¦hand ¦fu̇t ən ′mau̇th di‚zēz]
(medicine)
An infectious disease of humans caused by a coxsackie virus and characterized by maculopapular and vesicular eruptions in the mouth and on the hands and feet.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Q My 15-month-daughter and a few other kids at her daycare were just diagnosed with hand-foot-and-mouth disease. I would like to hear how common it is, what treatments (or ways to soothe) you find helpful, and how you would differentiate this from measles or chickenpox.
Clinical and molecular characterization of hand-foot-and-mouth disease in Thailand, 2008-2009.
It is not the same as hand-foot-and-mouth disease that is fairly common, particularly among young schoolchildren.