Atypical hand foot mouth disease presenting as vesiculobullous lesion


  • Nihil E. Lohidakshan Department of Paediatrics, Masonic Medical Centre for Children, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Chakravarthi R. Srinivas Department of Dermatology, KIMS, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
  • Sruthi Alanghat Department of Paediatrics, Masonic Medical Centre for Children, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India



HFMD, Lesion, Papular skin lesions


Hand, food, and mouth disease (HFMD) is a highly contagious disease caused by enteroviruses affecting young children under 5 years. Among enteroviruses (EVs), the main pathogens of HFMD are coxsackievirus A16 (CV-A16) and EV-A71 (EV-71).1 The clinical features include a prodromal phase which has low-grade fever, malaise and sore throat. This initial phase is usually followed by enanthem and erythematous papular skin lesions, predominantly affecting palms and soles. The dorsal surface of hands, feet, and perioral skin are rarely affected. Atypical HFMD presents as a widely distributed rash with varying morphology that makes clinical diagnosis and treatment challenging.2 Our objective is to present atypical cutaneous manifestations of HFMD caused by CA6.


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