Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease


Background

Pathophysiology

History

Physical Exam

Diagnostic Testing

Differential Diagnosis

  1. Herpes Simplex
  2. Chicken Pox
  3. Measles
  4. Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Acute Treatment

  1. Supportive care
  2. Evaluate hydration status
  3. Antipyretics for fever
  4. "Magic Mouthwash"
  5. Other treatment

Disposition

  1. D/c pt home
  2. Educate parents about antipyretic use, hydration
  3. Avoid contact w/oral/respiratory secretions x 2 weeks
  4. Full recovery expected