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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

HFM Disease

Cuti dah habis tapi mood holiday still ada :( .holiday 1 week rasa sekejap sgt - even lama tak update blog tapi  jari jemari ni kerap membaca blog - melihat update blogger tapi sekadar " Silent Reader " .
MOnday start keje , rasa bersalah nak keje - pagi2 bangun nak mandikan rania ada rashes over hands ,feet ,oral cavity and also at her back and abdomen + High fever .
. .Berat hati sebenarnye nak tinggal kan rania .
Yesterday - bawa rania jumpa her Paeds and confirm is HFM Disease .
NO need to admit as rania can tolerate orally well .pity rania - mesti sakit sgt tekak dia sampai tak boleh telan saliva - drooling je .

HFM Disease - bad virus

Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is a human syndrome caused by intestinal viruses of the Picornaviridae family. The most common strains causing HFMD are Coxsackie A virus and Enterovirus 71 (EV-71).[1]

HFMD usually affects infants and children, and is quite common. It is moderately contagious and is spread through direct contact with the mucus, saliva, or feces of an infected person. It typically occurs in small epidemics in nursery schools or kindergartens, usually during the summer and autumn months. The usual incubation period is 3–7 days.

It is uncommon in adults, but those with immune deficiencies are very susceptible. HFMD is not to be confused with foot-and-mouth disease (also called hoof-and-mouth disease), which is a disease affecting sheep, cattle, and swine, and which is unrelated to HFMD (but also caused by a member of the Picornaviridae family).

Symptoms of HFMD include:






Referred ear pain

Sore throat

Painful oral lesions

Non-itchy body rash, followed by sores with blisters on palms of hands and soles of feet

Oral ulcer

Sores or blisters may be present on the buttocks of small children and infants

Irritability in infants and toddlers

Loss of appetite.


The common incubation period (the time between infection and onset of symptoms) is from three to seven days.
Early symptoms are likely to be fever often followed by a sore throat. Loss of appetite and general malaise may also occur. Between one and two days after the onset of fever, painful sores (lesions) may appear in the mouth and/or throat. A rash may become evident on the hands, feet, mouth, tongue, inside of the cheeks, and occasionally the buttocks (but generally, the rash on the buttocks will be caused by the diarrhea.)


There is no specific treatment for hand, foot and mouth disease. Individual symptoms, such as fever and pain from the sores, may be eased with the use of medication. HFMD is a viral disease that has to run its course; many doctors do not issue medicine for this illness, unless the infection is severe. Infection in older children, adolescents, and adults is normally very mild and lasts around 1 week or sometimes more. Fever reducers will help to control high temperatures. Luke-warm baths will also help bring temperature down.

Only a very small minority of sufferers require hospital admission, mainly as a result of neurological complications (encephalitis, meningitis, or acute flaccid paralysis) or pulmonary edema/pulmonary hemorrhage.


Complications from the virus infections that cause HFMD are not common, but if they do occur, medical care should be sought.

Viral or aseptic meningitis can rarely occur with HFMD. Viral meningitis causes fever, headache, stiff neck, or back pain. The condition is usually mild and clears without treatment; however, some patients may need to be hospitalized for a short time.

Other more serious diseases, such as encephalitis (swelling of the brain) or a polio-like paralysis, result even more rarely. Encephalitis can be fatal.

There have been reports of fingernail and toenail loss occurring mostly in children within 4 weeks of their having hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD). At this time, it is not known whether the reported nail loss is or is not a result of the infection. However, in the reports reviewed, the nail loss has been temporary and nail growth resumed without medical treatment.


ZieRa said...

nad ciannye rania...haishhh....
tau x aritu adam kn sbnarnye kena campak...huh!!

Wahidah said...

alahai siannya rania...

get well soon rania sygg...

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