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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: busy bee | 2003/12/03

Q.

hand,foot and mouth disease

how is it contracted, where?
how contagious?
typical symptoms?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is caused by a Coxsackie A virus and usually occurs in epidemics. Infection may occur from a sub-clinical(person who is not ill) contact. It causes an eruption with possible fluid filled blisters inside the mouth and on the hands feet and buttocks. It usually heals without serious problems.

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