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A 48-year-old member asked:

Can shingles be the cause of hand foot mouth disease virus?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
No: No.Although the viruses are part of the same family of viral disease, the shingles or herpes zoster is not the same as the coxsackie virus cause of hand foot and mouth disease.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

Recurring hand foot mouth virus? Is that possible?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Yes: Although hfm is most often associated with coxsackievirus a16, the process does occur with other enteroviral strains (enterovirus 71 & others). A child will develop immunity to an individual strain after an illness but be susceptible to other unrelated strains, much like there are different strains that cause the flu.
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