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Volume 13, Number 11—November 2007

Research

Epidemiologic and Virologic Investigation of Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease, Southern Vietnam, 2005

Phan Van Tu*, Nguyen Thi Thanh Thao*, David Perera†, Khanh Huu Truong‡, Nguyen Thi Kim Tien*, Tang Chi Thuong‡, Ooi Mong How§, Mary Jane Cardosa†, and Peter Charles McMinn¶Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Pasteur Institute, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; †Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Kota Samarahan, Sarawak, Malaysia; ‡Children’s Hospital No. 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; §Sibu General Hospital, Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia; ¶University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia;

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Clinical features of hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) in children admitted to hospital in southern Vietnam during 2005. Features were associated with the isolation of coxsackievirus A16 (CVA16) (214 cases) or human enterovirus 71 (HEV71) (173 cases) from vesicle, throat swab, or stool specimens. A) Percentage distribution of clinical signs and symptoms among identified cases of HFMD. B) Percentage age distribution of patients with identified cases of HFMD.

Figure 2. Clinical features of hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) in children admitted to hospital in southern Vietnam during 2005. Features were associated with the isolation of coxsackievirus A16 (CVA16) (214 cases) or human enterovirus 71 (HEV71) (173 cases) from vesicle, throat swab, or stool specimens. A) Percentage distribution of clinical signs and symptoms among identified cases of HFMD. B) Percentage age distribution of patients with identified cases of HFMD.

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