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Herpangina and Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Child) [English] Permalink Public

Herpangina is an infection caused by a virus. It causes small red spots to appear at the back of the mouth. These spots then become little fluid-filled sacs (vesicles) that quickly pop, leaving small ulcers or sores. The ulcers are very small, only about 2 to 4 millimetres wide (about 1/8 of an inch). They can be very painful and may cause your child to refuse food and water. Audio available. (English)

URL:
http://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/En/HealthAZ/Conditio...

Body Location:
  • Blood, Heart and Circulation
Diagnosis and Therapy:
  • Symptoms
Disorders and Conditions:
  • Infant/Children Illnesses and Disorders,
  • Viral Infections
Keywords:
  • Infection,
  • Fever,
  • Rashes,
  • Pain,
  • Throat,
  • Rash,
  • Foot,
  • Disease,
  • Peds,
  • Pediatric,
  • spots,
  • Hand,
  • Mouth,
  • Ulcer,
  • Sore,
  • Red,
  • Coxsackievirus
Demographic:
  • Children and Youth
Program:
  • Maternal Infant Child Youth
Format:
Factsheet
Revision Date:
March 14, 2019
Reproduction Rights:
Linking Policy: http://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/En/AboutUs/Pages/Linking-Policy.aspx
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