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Hand-foot-mouth disease

  • Alternative Names

    Coxsackievirus infection


    Prevention

    Avoid contact with people with known illness. Practice strict hand washing if in contact with infected children.


    References

    Abzug MJ. Nonpolio enteroviruses. In: Kliegman RM, Behrman RE, Jenson HB, Stanton BF, eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. 18th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 247.

    Losi-Sasaki JM, Moore AY. Viral diseases of the skin. In: Rakel P, Bope ET, eds. Conn’s Current Therapy 2008. 60th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2008:chap 209.