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Image Number 403 (Hand Foot and Mouth Disease)


Diagnosis: Hand Foot and Mouth Disease

Site: Hand,palm

Sex: M

Age: 10

Type: Clinical

Description: Vesicles on the palms

Submitted by: Ian McColl

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Differential Diagnosis

History: Hand Foot and Mouth Disease as the name suggests initially involves the mouth with vesicles on the buccal surface surrounded by a red areola.The vesicles on the hands and feet are similar but are often oval or linear in shape running parallel to the skin lines.It is usually caused by the coxsackievirus A-16 but other coxsackie or enteroviruses can also be responsible.The condition usually resolves within the week.

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