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22. Picture of Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease on Hand 1

Picture of Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease on Hand (1 of 2)
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 is a viral condition that most often occurs in childhood. Coxsackievirus strain A16 is often the cause, but other coxsackievirus strains may be implicated. Outbreaks tend to happen in the later summer and early fall months. The first symptoms that arise are malaise and a low-grade fever. Next, patients typically break out in lesions inside the mouth. At times they are very painful and can make it difficult to eat. Skin blisters develop 1 to 2 days after lesions in the mouth. The vesicles may appear on the soles of the feet or the palms of the hands, as shown in this photo.

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 Disease." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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