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Recurring hand foot mouth virus? Is that possible?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Hand foot and mouth disease is usually self limited and a rise serun antibodies eliminates the viremia in 7-10 days.
Some cases can be prolonged or recurrent.

In brief: Yes

Hand foot and mouth disease is usually self limited and a rise serun antibodies eliminates the viremia in 7-10 days.
Some cases can be prolonged or recurrent.
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