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Hand Foot and Mouth Disease [Med J Islamic World Acad Sci]
Med J Islamic World Acad Sci. 1988; 1(1): 17-19

Hand Foot and Mouth Disease

Yıldız Batırbaygıl, Nil Altay
Department of Pedodontics, Hacettepe University, Faculty of Dentistry, Ankara, Türkiye.

Hand, foot and mouth disease is an exanthemateous disorder usually seen in children and generally caused by Coxsackie virus A 16. This infection manifests it self with a typical clinical pattern. It usually affects children under 10 years of age. Incubation period is 3-6 days. The clinical symptoms manifest themselves with low grade fever, cough, malaise and a sore mouth and throat. Lesions usually disappear within 10-14 days. The exanthemas are first in maculopapular form and changes to vesicules. They are found in mouth, hand and foot. The treatment of this disease is symptomatic. It is very important to establish the right diagnosis to avoid epidemics.

Keywords: Hand foot and mouth disease, coxsackie virus, infection

Yıldız Batırbaygıl, Nil Altay. Hand Foot and Mouth Disease. Med J Islamic World Acad Sci. 1988; 1(1): 17-19

Corresponding Author: Yıldız Batırbaygıl, Türkiye

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