We report here on an 11-year-old child with a pustulovesicular eruption on her whole body, including her palms, soles and oral mucosa, and this was accompanied with fever. A serologic test was positive for IgM varicella zoster antibody and coxsackievirus A16 antibody. The histopathologic examination from the palm revealed intraepidermal pustules that showed neither inclusion bodies nor multinucleated giant cells. We made the final diagnosis, according to the serologic tests and histopathologic findings, as varicella combined with hand-foot-mouth disease caused by coxsackievirus A16 in a previously healthy child.
Keywords: Hand-foot-mouth disease, Varicella