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Can hand, foot and mouth disease be dangerous?

Hand, foot and mouth disease itself is not dangerous. In very rare cases, the virus that causes it can cause viral meningitis, which may require hospitalization for a few days.

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Author: Dr Idan Ben-Barak PhD, MSc, BSc (Med)
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Rubella


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