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​Hand-foot-mouth disease is a relatively common viral infection that usually begins in the throat.

Mary Glode, MD, FAAP offers advice on prevention, symptoms and treatment for this painful disease. Dr. Glode is the Chief of Pediatric Infectious Disease at Children's Hospital Colorado.


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