Adult HFMD Cases Increasing in United States - adult coxsackie in virus

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Hand-foot-and-mouth disease - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic adult coxsackie in virus


HFMD is a communicable disease caused by enteroviruses—most commonly coxsackievirus (CV) A16 or enterovirus (EV) 71.1 It was first.

Coxsackieviruses are RNA viruses that may cause hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD), as well as HFMD usually occurs in children but can occur in adults.

The coxsackievirus belongs to a group of viruses called nonpolio enteroviruses. Some people, particularly adults, can pass the virus without.

However, older children and adults can also get HFMD. In the United Some people may show no symptoms at all, but they can still pass the virus to others.

Coxsackievirus A-16 (CVA-16) is the agent of hand, foot, and mouth disease in children. We report a case of fatal pneumonitis in an adult due to a CVA-16 strain .