Hand, foot and mouth disease is characterized by rashes or vesicular lesions mainly on the hands, feet and mouth. The present study was conducted to determine hand, foot and mouth disease in known population.
Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted in the department of Dermatology. It comprised of 24 patients of both genders with complaint of papulovesicular eruptions throughout the body. A detailed history and clinical examination was carried out, and routine hematological and biochemical tests were done.
Results: Out of 24 patients, 12 were in boys and 12 in girls. Age group 0-5 years had 10 boys and 11 girls while 5-10 years had 2 boys and 1 girl. Fever was present in 20, eruptions of hands in 24, eruptions of mouth in 18, eruptions of legs in 17, eruptions of buttocks in 11, cough in 15, and abdominal pain in 6 and anorexia in 8. The difference was non- significant (P>0.05).
Conclusion: Authors reported 24 cases of Hand, foot and mouth disease. Most commonly involved site was hand and mouth.