Hand-Foot-Mouth Syndrome

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Synonyms

  • Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease
  • HFMS
  • Vesicular Stomatitis with Exanthem

Disorder Subdivisions

  • None

General Discussion

Hand-Foot-Mouth syndrome is an infectious disease that, in most cases, is caused by the coxsackie virus A16. The disease most often occurs in young children and is characterized by a rash of small blister-like sores (lesions). The rash usually occurs on the palms of the hands, soles of the feet, and in the mouth.

Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Atlanta, GA 30333
Tel: (404)639-3534
Tel: (800)311-3435
Email: http://www.cdc.gov/netinfo.htm
Internet: http://www.cdc.gov/

NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
6610 Rockledge Drive
MSC 6612
Bethesda, MD 20892-6612
Tel: (301)496-5717
Fax: (301)402-3573
TDD: (800)877-8339
Internet: http://www.niaid.nih.gov/

Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Tel: (301)251-4925
Fax: (301)251-4911
Tel: (888)205-2311
TDD: (888)205-3223
Email: ordr@od.nih.gov
Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/Default.aspx

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