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What is hand, foot & mouth disease?
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
11 doctors agree
In brief: A viral infection
Hand foot mouth disease (hfm) is usually from viruses such as coxsackie virus.
Children are the usual patients who get hfm disease, but their parents can also get infected. People should see their doctors to verify their illnesses, as other infections (such as strep throat) can cause sore throat & skin rashes. Coxsackie hfm infections in the U.S. Usually go away on their own without complications.

In brief: A viral infection
Hand foot mouth disease (hfm) is usually from viruses such as coxsackie virus.
Children are the usual patients who get hfm disease, but their parents can also get infected. People should see their doctors to verify their illnesses, as other infections (such as strep throat) can cause sore throat & skin rashes. Coxsackie hfm infections in the U.S. Usually go away on their own without complications.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Coxsackie virus
Hand, foot and mouth disease is a viral illness caused by the coxsackie virus.
Children present with red dots and tiny blisters commonly found inside the mouth and on the hands and feet although the rash can appear anywhere in the body. Accompanying symptoms maybe fever, loss of appetite, vomiting or diarrhea. This disease is contagious.

In brief: Coxsackie virus
Hand, foot and mouth disease is a viral illness caused by the coxsackie virus.
Children present with red dots and tiny blisters commonly found inside the mouth and on the hands and feet although the rash can appear anywhere in the body. Accompanying symptoms maybe fever, loss of appetite, vomiting or diarrhea. This disease is contagious.
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
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