Pediatric Hand, Foot And Mouth Disease: Symptom and Causes


  • Sore throat
  • High temperature 38-39C (100.4-102.2F)
  • Sores or blisters may appear in or on the mouth and on the hands, feet, and sometimes the buttocks
  • Skin rashes
  • Loss of appetite
  • Cough
  • Abdominal pain
  • Feeling of being unwell


Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is usually caused by the Coxsackie a virus, but it can also be caused by the Enterovirus 71 or other types of Coxsackie viruses. The viruses that cause hand, foot, and mouth disease can spread through:
  • Close personal contact
  • The air (through coughing or sneezing)
  • Contact with faeces
  • Contaminated objects and surfaces

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