Hand Foot and Mouth Disease
Avula Jogendra Sai Sankar*, Samatha Y, Ravi Kiran A and Naik Poornachandra
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Sibar Institute of Dental Sciences, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Sai Sankar AJ
Professor and Head
Department of Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry
Sibar Institute of Dental Sciences
Guntur 522509, Andhra Pradesh, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: November 28, 2014; Accepted Date: December 08, 2014; Published Date: January 02, 2015
Citation: Sankar AJS, Samatha Y, Ravi Kiran A, Poornachandra N (2015) Hand Foot and Mouth Disease. J Bioengineer & Biomedical Sci 5:137. doi:10.4172/2155-9538.1000137
Copyright: © 2015 Sankar AJS, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Hand foot and mouth disease is an acute viral illness caused by the Coxsackie virus. The contagious nature of the disease is threatening as the disease primarily affects the children of school going age. As the name suggests, typical lesions will be seen over the hands, feet and in the oral cavity. The child gets irritated, febrile and lethargic. Oral lesions can add up to the general weakness as the child becomes reluctant to food. Diagnosis can be made based on the clinical features alone. As the disease outbreaks were reported from neighbouring countries like China and other South Eastern countries, awareness amongst the dentists, general physicians and dermatologists usually can play a role in reducing the suffering of the patient. This case report describes about a 3 year old male child presenting with typical ulcerative lesions over the hands, feet and oral mucosa.