In the field of infant skin infections one of the issues that concern experts is the upturn in recent times some conditions. It is the case of the syndrome mouth-hand foot , characterized by the presence of fever and blisters in the mouth and tongue first and in the hands and feet later, and which, as discussed experts of the Group of Pathology Infectious the Spanish Association of Primary Care Pediatrics (AEPap), has recently seen an increase in cases.
- Infection of the most common skin surface in children is contagious impetigo
In fact, one of these outbreaks was analyzed in the article outbreak mouth disease Hand , foot and onychomadesis caused by the Coxsackie virus A 16 “published in Annals of Pediatrics in May 2014. It increased cases stated in Grenadians preschoolers in late 2011 and early 2012.
The authors found that the infection was 14 times more common in those who attended daycare centers which, in its opinion, reflects the need to deepen the health and hygiene measures these centers.
“In the last 20-30 years we have also seen an increase in diseases such as bacterial perianal streptococcal dermatitis which presents with redness, itching and sometimes, bloody stools , ” says Fernando Moraga- Llop, president of the Society Catalan Pediatrics .
“However , he adds infection most common skin surface in children is contagious impetigo, which can be caused by streptococcus or staphylococcus .”