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Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease

Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease Overview

Hand, foot, and mouth disease is a common childhood illness caused by a virus. The illness most often occurs in the spring and fall and is most frequently seen in young children, infants, and toddlers. It is characterized by fever and a blister-like rash affecting the palms of the hands and soles of the feet along with blisters inside the mouth. (It is unrelated to foot and mouth disease, which affects livestock.)

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/20/2014

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