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Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease: Changing Indian Scenario

Prasanna Kumar Rao, KM Veena, H Jagadishchandra, Shishir Ram Shetty

Keywords : Hand, foot and mouth disease, Coxsackievirus infection, Enterovirus, Vesicular stomatitis with exanthema

Citation Information : Rao PK, Veena K, Jagadishchandra H, Shetty SR. Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease: Changing Indian Scenario. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2012; 5 (3):220-222.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1171

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2018

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2012; The Author(s).


Hand, foot and mouth disease usually affect infants and children. Although seen worldwide, it is not common in India. It is moderately contagious and is spread through direct contact with the mucus, saliva, or feces of an infected person. It typically occurs in small epidemics, usually during the summer and autumn months. The incidence of hand, foot and mouth disease has recently been on the rise in India due to the probable mass immunization programs. This report describes a case of hand foot and mouth disease from Mangalore, South India. How to cite this article: Rao PK, Veena KM, Jagadishchandra H, Bhat SS, Shetty SR. Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease: Changing Indian Scenario. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2012;5(3):220-222.

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