[Outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease in a day-nursery. A new clinical form? (author's transl)].

Abstract

Ten cases of vesicular eruption affecting primarily the hands (4/10) and feet (6/10) occurred in a day-nursery for infants. An enterovirus related to coxsackie A 16 virus was isolated from two vesicular fluids and nine stools. The fact that the outbreak took place in the winter, the rarity of pharyngeal lesions (2/10), the high incidence of foot lesions and the presence of listlessness as only associated symptom lead to a discussion of the relationship between this small epidemic and true hand, foot and mouth disease.

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@article{Freymuth1980OutbreakOH, title={[Outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease in a day-nursery. A new clinical form? (author's transl)].}, author={François Freymuth and M M Langeard and J Guihard and Juliette Delavenne and Dominique Leroy and P H Marteret and Andr{\'e} Valdazo}, journal={La Nouvelle presse médicale}, year={1980}, volume={9 32}, pages={2233-4} }