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What is hand, foot and mouth disease?

Hand, foot and mouth disease is a common viral infection which is characterized by the presence of blisters. A mild illness, it mainly affects children who are younger than five years of age, usually during warmer weather.

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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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