Diagnosis is usually based on clinical grounds (1).
Diagnosing techniques include:
- Coxsackie A (generally A16) virus is isolated from lesions and stools
- serum testing may reveal a specific antibody (2)
- (1) Frydenberg A and Starr M. Hand, foot and mouth disease. Australian Family Physician 2003;32(8)
- (2) Ooi M et al. Evaluation of Different Clinical Sample Types 1 in the Diagnosis of Human Enterovirus 71 Associated Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease. J. Clin. Microbiol. 2007;45:1858-1866
Last reviewed 11/2021