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Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease and Care: A Short Case Report

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.020
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177-9

ABSTRACT

Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) is an acute viral infection occurring mostly in infants and children. Enterovirus 71 (EV71) infection mostly occurs in children < 5 years of age. Severe cases, however, are usually encountered in children under the age of 3 years, and exceedingly rare in teenagers > 14 years and adults. In this report, we present the case of an 11-year-old boy presenting with a hand, foot and mouth disease typical of HFMD.

Accepted: 
21 Jan, 2016
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e-Published: 01 Mar, 2016
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