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What causes hand foot mouth disease in 12 years old?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
It is caused by : A virus the coxsakie virus.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Same as in 2yo: There are about 3 strains of gut viruses (enteroviruses) known to cause the pattern illness called HFM. They are the same at any age.

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Last updated May 12, 2016

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