hand, foot, and mouth disease


noun

a usually mild disease, mainly affecting children under seven, in which the sufferers develop mouth ulcers accompanied by blisters or rashes on their hands and feet. Caused by the Coxsackie virus A16, it has no known cureAbbreviation: HFMD

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Medical definitions for hand, foot, and mouth disease

hand-foot-and-mouth disease

n.

An exanthematous eruption of the fingers, toes, palms, and soles, accompanied by often painful blistering and ulceration of the buccal mucous membrane, tongue, and soft palate, caused by a coxsackievirus.
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