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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: Marie | 2004/10/18

Q.

Virus condition - Coxsackie

I am not sure of spelling, but want to know more about coxsackie virus.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

There are different Coxsackie virusses. The most common clinical disease manifestations are caused by the type A virusses. Children usually have flu like symptoms, combined with a skin rash and lesions in the mouth. If you can describe your child's exact symptoms it may be easier to classify the type of disease. There is no established treatment, apart from giving symptomatic relief and supportive care.

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