DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid1802.111147 Suggested citation for this article: Fujimoto T, Iizuka S, Enomoto M, Abe K, Yamashita K, Hanaoka N, et al. Hand, foot, and mouth disease caused by coxsackievirus A6, Japan, 2011 [letter]. Emerg Infect Dis. 2012 Feb. http://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid1802.111147
Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease Caused by Coxsackievirus A6, Japan, 2011
To the Editor: Coxsackievirus A6 (CVA6) belongs to human enterovirus species A of the genus Enterovirus. According to a Japanese Infectious Agents Surveillance Report, this virus is one of the major causes of herpangina, an acute febrile disease characterized by vesicles, ulcers, and redness around the uvula, which occurs mainly in young children and infants. (1).