Hand Foot Mouth Disease
What Is It?
Hand, Foot, and Mouth disease is a type of viral infection that causes ulcers in the mouth and blisters on the feet, hands and buttocks.
It is caused by coxsackievirus A16.
How Does HFMD Spread?
Hand Foot & Mouth Disease Symptoms:
Who Is At The Risk Of HFMD?
- Young children under 5 and
- Adults with low immunity
How Is HFMD Diagnosed?
- Physical exam for the appearance of blisters and rashes.
- A stool test confirms HFMD.