is usually self-limited, and treatment is supportive.
He maintains that cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces and soiled items, including toys, as well as avoiding close contacts such as kissing, hugging, or sharing eating utensils or cups with people who have HFMD
, will go a long way in preventing the spread of the disease.
According to Dr al-Ansari there is no vaccine to protect against the viruses that cause HFMD
The study was a 1-year prospective investigation of children with HFMD
or herpangina who were seen by their pediatrician during April 2014-March 2015.
typically occurs in children in the United States during summer and autumn.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), HFMD
is a common infectious viral disease of infants and children characterized by fever, painful mouth sores, and a rash with blisters on the hands, feet and buttocks.
In a surveillance report, the DOH said 612 suspected HFMD
cases were recorded from Jan.
Various theories contributing are, it could be either due to direct inflammation of HFMD
or coxasackie virus specific dysfunction.
The authors report a rare case of HFMD
in a neonate complicated with brainstem encephalitis and pulmonary edema.
I have seen 20 to 25 cases of HFMD
in the last couple of months.
The researchers themselves warn that the EV71 vaccine might have little part in reducing the overall incidence of HFMD
, even by universal mass immunisation of children.
According to the World Health Organization, outbreaks of HFMD
occur every few years in different parts of the world.