Image of the Week: Hand­-foot­-and­-mouth disease or something more severe? - Clinical Advisor

Image of the Week: Hand­-foot­-and­-mouth disease or something more severe?

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A 32­-year­-old librarian presented with a non­blanching rash across his lower extremities and hands and on the mucosal surfaces of his mouth. He had no significant past medical history and no recent sexual activity or travel. A complete blood count test showed no abnormalities.

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Hand­-foot­-and­-mouth disease (HFMD) is related to herpangina, another syndrome caused by the same set of viruses. Both herpangina and HFMD are caused by enteroviruses, most commonly Coxsackievirus A. View this image on Figure 1 to find out more.

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Hand­-foot­-and­-mouth disease (HFMD) is related to herpangina, another syndrome caused by the same set of viruses. Both herpangina and HFMD are caused by enteroviruses, most commonly Coxsackievirus A.

View this image on Figure 1 to find out more.

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