Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

This is a 6 year old girl who presented with a 3-4 day history of sores on the hands feet and mouth.  The child was otherwise acting well.  She had no fever or really any other symptoms.  The mother stated that the child had been exposed to another child at the school with Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease.  This is probably the most demonstrative case I have seen.  The lower pic is of the lower lip and chin of the child; the upper lip looks the same.  There were no mucosal lesions identified in this case but they are very commonly present.  Treatment is usually supportive.  Here is an entry on HFM disease from Mayo Clinic.

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posted by Clay @ 4/03/2012 10:30:00 PM   2 comments


At 5:53 AM, Blogger joe said...

Great case and pictures. I am a little concerned about possible impetigo on the right lateral mouth.

At 10:31 AM, Blogger joe said...

News to me(recently in the news) EV71, enterovirus 71 a cause of HFM in Asia which can result in a fatal encephalopathy. Most HFM in the US is from a more benign Coxsackie A.


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