Volume 18, Number 10—October 2012
Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease Caused by Coxsackievirus A6
|Patient no.||Age/sex||Date treatment sought||Tmax, °C||URI||Lesions
||Specimen used for CVA6 diagnosis†|
|1||12 mo/M||Feb 15||39.8||No||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||VF|
|2||10 mo/F||Feb 2||38.2||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||VF|
|3||8 mo/M||Mar 1||39.1||No||Yes||No||Yes||No||TS/RS|
|4||2 y/M||Mar 1||38.4||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||TS/RS|
|5||4 mo/F||Feb 28||38.3||No||Yes||No||No||Yes||VF|
|6||1.5 y/M||Mar 16||39.4||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||No||TS/RS|
|7||3 y/M||Mar 8||38.0||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||NP|
|8||15 mo/M||Mar 7||39.5||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||NP/RS|
*CVA6, coxsackievirus A6; HFMD, hand, foot, and mouth disease; Tmax, maximum measured temperature; URI, upper respiratory infection, including symptoms of congestion or cough; RT-PCR, reverse transcription PCR; +, positive; VF, vesicular fluid; TS, throat swab; RS, rectal swab; NP, nasopharyngeal swab.
†Diagnosis was made by sequencing and analysis of the viral protein 1 coding region after RT-PCR.
1These authors contributed equally to this article.
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