Fever, sore throat and blisters: what’s your diagnosis?

Hint: this man has young children

A 36-year-old man presents to a dermatology clinic with a five-day history of fever, sore throat, tongue ulcerations and blisters on his palms and soles. His two- and four-year-old children had similar symptoms the previous week.

What is the likely diagnosis?

  • Erythema multiforme 
  • Toxic epidermal necrolysis 
  • Behçet's disease 
  • Kawasaki disease 
  • Hand, foot and mouth disease

This is an easy one! You can check your answer under the image.

hand foot and mouth disease
The New England Journal of Medicine ©2018.
The NEJM asks that there be no resale of this image or use of the image by a commercial agency.

Latest

Trending