‘Tomato fever’ is misleading name for Hand Foot and Mouth Disease, says expert3 min read . Updated: 21 Aug 2022, 06:10 PM IST
Medical professionals have called ‘tomato fever’ a misleading colloquial name for Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease (HFMD) and have raised concern about its possibility of creating panic among people
After the alert issued by Lancet health magazine on the rising cases of tomato fever or tomato flu in India, medical professionals have called it a misleading colloquial name for Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD), reported ANI. Dr. Rajeev Jayadevan, co-chairman of IMA's National task force on Covid-19 said, "Tomato fever is a misleading colloquial name for hand, foot, and mouth disease. This is a mild viral illness commonly affecting young children typically below age 10. It is usually caused by a Coxsackie virus."
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