Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease: Changing Indian Scenario

JOURNAL TITLE: International Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry

Author
1. KM Veena
2. Prasanna Kumar Rao
3. Shishir Ram Shetty
4. H Jagadishchandra
ISSN
0974-7052
DOI
10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1171
Volume
5
Issue
3
Publishing Year
2012
Pages
3
Author Affiliations
    1. Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Yenepoya Dental College and Hospital Yenepoya University, Manglore, Karnataka, India
    1. Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Yenepoya Dental College, Yenepoya University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
    1. Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology AB Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore Karnataka, India
  • Article keywords
    Hand, foot and mouth disease, Coxsackievirus infection, Enterovirus, Vesicular stomatitis with exanthema

    Abstract

    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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