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Emerg Infect Dis. 2004 Aug;10(8):1468-70.

Recombinant human enterovirus 71 in hand, foot and mouth disease patients.

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University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Abstract

Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is a common illness of infants and young children <10 years of age. It is characterized by fever, ulcers in the oral cavity, and rashes with blisters that appear on the palm and sole. The most common causal agents of HFMD are coxsackievirus A16 (CV-A16) and human enterovirus 71 (HEV71), but other enteroviruses, including CV-A5 and CV-A10, can also cause it. When caused by CV-A16 infection, it is usually a mild disease, and patients normally recover without requiring any special medical attention.

PMID:
15496251
PMCID:
PMC3320397
DOI:
10.3201/eid1008.040059
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

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