Case Report

Hand-Foot and Mouth disease: A Report of an Outbreak in Kolkata

  • Avijit Mondal
  • Piyush Kumar
  • Kalyan Ghosh
  • Ramesh C. Gharami

J Turk Acad Dermatol 2010;4(2):0-0


Hand foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is a self limiting condition caused by members of the non-polio Enterovirus genus and is characterized by acute vesicular eruption of palms and soles with a painful erosive stomatitis. It is usually associated with low grade fever and usually has an uncomplicated course with complete resolution in 7-10 days. Identification of this self limiting condition helps in avoiding unnecessary investigations and treatment.

Keywords: hand-foot-mouth disease, Kolkata