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Hand-foot-mouth disease

  • Alternative Names

    Coxsackievirus infection


    Symptoms
    • Fever
    • Headache
    • Loss of appetite
    • Rash with very small blisters on hands, feet, and diaper area; may be tender or painful if pressed
    • Sore throat
    • Ulcers in the throat (including tonsils), mouth, and tongue

    Signs and tests

    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.