Suspected Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) in an Adult: An Uncommon but Important Infectious Disease / Khasnur Abd Malek and Ilham Ameera Ismail

Abd Malek, Khasnur and Ismail, Ilham Ameera (2020) Suspected Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) in an Adult: An Uncommon but Important Infectious Disease / Khasnur Abd Malek and Ilham Ameera Ismail. Journal of Clinical and Health Sciences, 5 (1). pp. 79-82. ISSN 0127 – 984X

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Abstract

Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is an uncommon infection to be diagnosed in adults. We present a case of a 32-year-old immunocompetent man with HFMD. This case report highlights the importance of identifying a common childhood disease that could occur in an adult. Recognition is important for possible role in notification, especially for outbreak prevention and to consider potential differential diagnoses. The management and disease prevention measures in a working adult in Malaysia and the shortfalls identified in management guidelines are discussed.

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Item Type: Article
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Abd Malek, Khasnur
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Ismail, Ilham Ameera
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Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > Communicable diseases and public health
R Medicine > RC Internal Medicine > Infectious and parasitic diseases
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > Diseases of children
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor > Puncak Alam Campus > Faculty of Medicine
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Clinical and Health Sciences
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Journal of Clinical and Health Sciences (JCHS)
ISSN: 0127 – 984X
Volume: 5
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 79-82
Official URL: https://jchs-medicine.uitm.edu.my/index.php
Item ID: 44120
Uncontrolled Keywords: HFMD, adult HFMD, hand lesion, foot lesion, rash
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/44120

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