Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease

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The symptoms of hand, foot, and mouth disease are typically mild and occur mainly in children during the spring and fall seasons. Symptoms can include fever, malaise, decreased appetite, and sore throat. A rash is characteristic of this viral disease. The rash of hand, foot, and mouth disease is most commonly observed on the palms, soles of the feet, and inside the mouth. The rash sometimes spreads to the lower calves and buttocks. The small red bumps quickly develop into blisters. The sores inside the mouth are typically painful.

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REFERENCE:

Longo, Dan, et al. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine. 18th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill Professional, 2011.

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