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Hand-Foot-And-Mouth Syndrome (cont.)

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What causes hand foot and mouth disease?

HFM is caused by several members of the enterovirus family of viruses. The most common cause is Coxsackie virus A-16; less frequently enterovirus 71 is the infectious agent. The clinical manifestations of routine HFM are the same regardless of the responsible virus. However, patients infected with enterovirus 71 are more likely to experience rare complications (for example, viral meningitis or cardiac muscle involvement).

Picture of characteristic rash and blisters of hand foot and mouth disease
Picture of characteristic rash and blisters of hand foot and mouth disease
Picture of characteristic mouth sores of hand foot and mouth disease
Picture of characteristic mouth sores of hand foot and mouth disease
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/11/2014

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