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Identification and validation of clinical predictors for the risk of neurological involvement in children with hand, foot, and mouth disease in Sarawak

Mong How Ooi123*, See Chang Wong1, Anand Mohan1, Yuwana Podin2, David Perera2, Daniella Clear3, Sylvia del Sel3, Chae Hee Chieng1, Phaik Hooi Tio2, Mary Jane Cardosa2 and Tom Solomon3

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Paediatrics, Sibu Hospital, Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia

2 Institute of Health and Community Medicine, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Kota Samarahan, Sarawak, Malaysia

3 Division of Neurological Science, Division of Medical Microbiology and Genitourinary Medicine, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK

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BMC Infectious Diseases 2009, 9:3  doi:10.1186/1471-2334-9-3

Published: 19 January 2009

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Clinical features of the 725 children with Hand, foot and mouth Disease that were admitted between January 2000 and July 2003 according to the clinical severity. The clinical features of the children with HFMD-CNS (i.e. with CSF pleocytosis) are compared to those with HFMD-Non-CNS (i.e. no CSF pleocytosis). The clinical features of children with mild HFMD is also included here.

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Clinical features of the 730 children with Hand, foot and mouth Disease that were admitted during the 2006 outbreak according to clinical severity. The clinical features of the children with HFMD-CNS (i.e. with CSF pleocytosis) are compared to those with HFMD-Non-CNS (i.e. no CSF pleocytosis). The clinical features of children with mild HFMD is also included here.

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