Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnosis of coxsackievirus hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD)?

Updated: Aug 24, 2018
  • Author: Martha L Muller, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Exanthems

  • HFMD

    • Herpes simplex: Patients are more ill, have higher fever and cervical adenopathy, and have no lesions on extremities.

    • VZV: Patients are also more ill, rarely have oral lesions, and the palms of the hands and soles of the feet are rarely affected.


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