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Hand, foot, and mouth disease: A case series from rural set up of Gujarat

 Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Pramukhswami Medical College, Karamsad, Gujarat, India

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Pragya Nair,
Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Pramukhswami Medical College, Karamsad - 388 325, Gujarat
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DOI: 10.4103/2319-7250.184331

Hand foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is common viral illness among children characterized by prodromal fever followed by sore throat, rash over hands and feet, and ulcers in mouth. Though rare, patients can develop complications. The treatment of HFMD is usually supportive. It is important for us as a health care professional to be aware about this condition to prevent complications. Good hygienic practices are the most important preventive strategies to stop epidemics. A series of eight cases diagnosed as HFMD on clinical basis are presented here.

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