This 4-year-old boy presented with a 5-day history of mild fever and malaise and a 3-day history of rash. What is the diagnosis?
Hand, foot, and mouth disease
Correct Answer : Hand, foot, and mouth disease
This clinical picture is highly characteristic of hand, foot, and mouth disease, a self-limiting viral disease that is usually caused by coxsackievirus A16 or enterovirus 71. Typical skin lesions are elliptical vesicles surrounded by an erythematous halo. The patient was treated supportively at home without medication and recovered.
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