Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease in Children of Niš City: A Report of Six CasesJournal: Austin Pediatrics (Vol.2, No. 1)
Publication Date: 2015-03-06
Authors : Djordjevic G; Vlajkovic S;
Page : 1-3
Keywords : Hand foot and mouth disease; Papulovesicular lesions; Children;
Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is an acute viral disease that occurs mostly in young children. It is characterized by fever, oral ulcerations and papulovesicular rash on the palms and soles. The disease usually has a mild clinical course, but complications can occur, even resulting in death. This work presented cases of hand, foot and mouth disease which the author met in the pediatric outpatient practice. Cases of HFMD occured from mid-September to mid-December. In two families, the disease first occurred in one child, and two days later in another child of the same family. All patients had mild illness, with rapid recovery. In our country HFMD occurs sporadically and we use this opportunity to present our experiences and it is necessary to monitor the prevalence of the disease in order to timely respond and prevent epidemics, which is the experience of many countries in the world.
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