HAND, FOOT & MOUTH DISEASE – A Case Report

P RGanesh, G Shivakumar, V PrasadSrinivas, C Satheesh

Abstract

Hand, foot & mouth disease (HFMD) is a viral infection caused by intestinal viruses of the picornaviridae family. A strain of Coxsackie virus (A16, A5, A6) is chiefly instrumental for producing this condition. Enterovirus-71 is also significant viral strain involved in this disease.1 HFMD is usually a mild disease and can often be effectively and competently managed in an outpatient setting. However, some patients, especially those cases associated with EV71 infection, may suffer from rapid deterioration of his/her health. It can be safely construed that awareness of this singularly unusual infection among Dental clinicians is imperative for timely diagnosis and treatment. We are hereby presenting a case report of the aforementioned disease and the subsequent findings to shed more light on the nature of the disease so that efficacious management of the condition can be carried out for the betterment of the human community as a whole.

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