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21. Picture of Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease on Foot

Picture of Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease on Foot
Image Source: Color Atlas of Pediatric DermatologySamuel Weinberg, Neil S. Prose, Leonard KristalCopyright 2008, 1998, 1990, 1975, by the McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) is a viral illness that most frequently occurs in young children. It is usually caused by strain A16 of coxsackievirus although other coxsackievirus strains may be implicated. Outbreaks tend to occur in the late summer and early fall. The first symptoms that arise include malaise and a low-grade fever. Next, sores develop in the mouth on the tongue, inside of the cheeks, uvula, and roof of the mouth. The sores eventually transform into blisters. The lesions may be so painful as to cause difficulty in eating. Approximately 1 to 2 days after mouth sores develop, skin lesions appear on the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet.

Image Source: Color Atlas of Pediatric Dermatology Samuel Weinberg, Neil S. Prose, Leonard Kristal Copyright 2008, 1998, 1990, 1975, by the McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

Text Reference: "Hand, Foot, and Mouth (HFMD)." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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