Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease in Emergency Medicine Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Oct 02, 2018
  • Author: Pamela L Dyne, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

A review by Nassef et al reported that atypical manifestations of hand-foot-and-mouth disease in children with atopic dermatitis may mimic herpetic superinfection. The authors further add that in a child presenting with nail changes, physicians should consider antecedent hand-foot-and-mouth disease in the differential diagnosis. [6, 7]

Differential Diagnoses