VOD Research School’s Case Study on Atypical Hand, Foot, and MouthDisease Published in Medical Reports Journal

The Voice of Doctors Research School proudly announces the publication of a significant case study in the esteemed Medical Reports Journal. The article “Atypical Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease with Secondary Infection in a Toddler: A Case Study” features collaborative efforts from accomplished authors in Bangladesh and Pakistan. This insightful case study sheds light on a unique presentation of Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease (HFMD) in a toddler, emphasizing the importance of recognizing atypical manifestations for accurate diagnosis and prompt treatment.

Case Study Highlights:

HFMD is a commonly known viral infection that primarily affects children. However, atypical presentations can lead to misdiagnosis and delayed treatment. The case study presents a unique instance involving a 2-year-old male child from a refugee camp. Initially suspected as scabies due to papulo-vesicular lesions on both lower limbs and hands, along with fever and oral thrush, the patient did not show improvement with scabies treatment.

Subsequently, an accurate diagnosis of atypical HFMD with a secondary bacterial infection was made, leading to an appropriate management plan. The case report underscores the significance of considering atypical presentations of common diseases and adjusting treatment accordingly.

Dr.Irfanul Hoque Fahim, lead author of the case study and a key figure at the Voice of Doctors Research School, expressed the importance of this research, stating, “This case highlights the need for healthcare professionals to be vigilant about atypical manifestations of common diseases, ensuring timely and accurate diagnoses for effective patient management.”

The Voice of Doctors Research School encourages healthcare professionals, researchers, and the public to engage with the case study’s findings, contributing to a deeper understanding of disease presentations and treatments.

For more information on the “Atypical Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease with Secondary Infection in a Toddler” case study, please refer to the Medical Reports Journal,

DOI 10.1016/j.hmedic.2023.100029.