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.
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A Hand-foot-and-mouth disease (FIFM) is very common, bread and butter pediatrics.
It is not the same as hand-foot-and-mouth disease that is fairly common, particularly among young schoolchildren.
Enteroviruses cause a wide variety of disease ranging from polio, meningitis-encephalitis, myocarditis, hand-foot-and-mouth disease, conjunctivitis, and numerous other syndromes associated with intestinal organs.