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       Album: Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (4)
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Hand ,foot and mouth disease in a 10 year old female.

It is caused by intestinal viruses of the Piconaviridae family , with the most common being Coxsackie A virus and Enterovirus 71. Contagious through being in touch with saliva, mucous secretions and stool.
Incubation period is 3-7 days. Symptoms may include blisters on the hands and feet and the oral mucosa, in addition to fever, malaise, vomiting, diarrhea or headache. No specific treatment available, but topical viscous lidocaine can be used to numb the oral lesions in addition systemic analgesics-antipyretics like Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen for fever.
This disease is self-limited and it heals in about 1 week.