Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease Evaluation

The evaluation of hand, foot and mouth disease begins with a medical history and physical examination.

Physical findings in someone with hand, foot and mouth disease may include:

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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Last Updated: Dec 14, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease References
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