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Title: A literature review and case report of hand, foot and mouth disease in an immunocompetent adult
Author: Omaña-Cepeda, Carlos
Martínez-Valverde, Andrea
Sabater Recolons, Ma. del Mar
Jané Salas, Enric
Marí Roig, Antonio
López López, José, 1958-
Keywords: Exantema
Malalties víriques
Resposta immunitària
Salut pública dental
Virus diseases
Immune response
Dental public health
Issue Date: 15-Mar-2016
Publisher: BioMed Central
Abstract: Background: to report an uncommon case of hand, foot and mouth disease, (HFMD) in an immunocompetent adult; a highly infectious disease, characterized by the appearance of vesicles on the mouth, hands and feet, associated with coxsackieviruses and enteroviruses; including a literature review. Case report: a 23 year Caucasian male with no medical or surgical history, no allergies, was not taking any medication and smoked ten cigarettes a day, suffering from discomfort in the oral cavity; itching, burning and pain when swallowing associated with small erythematous lesions located on the hard palate, and small ulcers in tonsillar pillars and right buccal mucosa. Mild fever of 37.8 °C and general malaise. The patient reported he had had contact with a child diagnosed with HFMD. From his background and symptoms, the patient was diagnosed with HFMD. Following symptomatic treatment, the symptoms remitted in 7 days. Methods: a literature review in MEDLINE (PubMed). The inclusion criteria were for studies on humans over the last 5 years, using the keywords HFMD. Results: we found 925 articles, which were subsequently reduced to 52 documents after applying the inclusion criteria. Maculopapular lesions were found on hands and feet. Conclusions: dentists may have a key role diagnosing the disease. A surveillance system to predict future outbreaks, encourage early diagnosis, put appropriate public health measures in place and research vaccine development is vitally important in order to control the disease.
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It is part of: BMC Research notes, 2016, vol. 9, p. 165
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ISSN: 1756-0500
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