Dubai: A surge in the contagious 'hand, foot and mouth disease' (HFMD
) among children is keeping doctors in the emirate on their toes.
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), including Chinese herbal formulas and injections, has been widely used in the treatment of HFMD
, as recommended by the Ministry of Health of China in 2010 .
was defined by EV71-positive throat swabs, stools, rectal swabs, vesicular swabs, or cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) samples which were detected using specific EV71 primers and probe from the enterovirus 71 nucleic acid detection kit (Da An Gene Co., Ltd., Guangzhou, China).
It is obvious that HFMD
not only causes health problems but also has great social and economic impacts which are not easily quantifiable.
is believed to be a benign and self-limiting disease, and it is mostly seen in young children.
"There was one female among the suspected HFMD
Good hygiene practice can prevent HFMD
. Presently, there is no specific treatment available for HFMD
, said the joint statement.
About EV 71 Enterovirus 71, or EV 71, causes Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease (or HFMD
This sharing of expertise between public sector R&D and industry could significantly cut down the time needed to develop such targeted antibodies, and could accelerate the process of finding effective treatment approaches for HFMD
Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD
) is a common illness of infants and children.
Enterovirus A71 (EV-A71)-associated hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD
) is a major problem in Asia.