Coxsackievirus A6-related hand foot and mouth disease: skin manifestations in a cluster of adult patients.

@article{BenChtrit2014CoxsackievirusAH,
  title={Coxsackievirus A6-related hand foot and mouth disease: skin manifestations in a cluster of adult patients.},
  author={Eldad Ben-Ch{\'e}trit and Yonit Wiener-Well and Lester Shulman and Matan J. Cohen and Hila Elinav and Danit Sofer and Itamar Feldman and Eytan Marva and Dana G. Wolf},
  journal={Journal of clinical virology : the official publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology},
  year={2014},
  volume={59 3},
  pages={201-3}
}
BACKGROUND Hand foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is a common childhood manifestation of enterovirus (EV) infection. It predominantly affects young children, and has been mainly associated with coxsackievirus (CV) A16 and EV 71. OBJECTIVES We report an unusual cluster of adult patients with HFMD. STUDY DESIGN Throat swabs and vesicular fluid samples obtained from patients admitted to the emergency room (ER) with HFMD were tested for EV by reverse transcription (RT)-real time PCR, and further… CONTINUE READING