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hand, foot and mouth disease

hand, foot and mouth disease

noun

Definition of HAND, FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE

:  a usually mild contagious disease especially of young children that is caused by an enterovirus (species Human enterovirus A, especially serotype Human coxsackievirus A16) and is characterized by vesicular lesions chiefly in the mouth and on the hands and feet — compare foot-and-mouth disease

First Known Use of HAND, FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE

1966

hand, foot and mouth disease

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HAND, FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE

:  a usually mild contagious disease especially of young children that is caused by an enterovirus (species Human enterovirus A, especially serotype Human coxsackievirus A16) and is characterized by vesicular lesions in the mouth, on the hands and feet, and sometimes in the diaper-covered area—compare foot-and-mouth disease

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