Overview Incidence Symptoms Evaluation Treatment specialist Home Care pain and fever warning signs Complications Underlying Cause Transmission
Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease Evaluation
- Mouth or tongue lesions:
- Painful blisters inside the mouth.
- Painful blisters may also be found along the tongue, sides of the mouth, and around the mouth.
- Low-grade fever (101 to 102 degrees F)
- Swollen glands in the neck
Usually, tests are not required to make the diagnosis of hand, foot and mouth disease. Additional testing may be performed if the diagnosis is unclear.
Tests that may be used to evaluate hand, foot and mouth disease include:
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PubMed Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease References
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Deaths among children during an outbreak of hand, foot, and mouth disease--Taiwan, Republic of China, April-July 1998. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 1998 Aug 7;47(30):629-32. 
- Chan KP, Goh KT, Chong CY, Teo ES, Lau G, Ling AE. Epidemic hand, foot and mouth disease caused by human enterovirus 71, Singapore. Emerg Infect Dis. 2003 Jan;9(1):78-85. 
- Kushner D, Caldwell BD. Hand-foot-and-mouth disease. J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 1996 Jun;86(6):257-9.