A case of human orf contracted from a deer

John T. Kuhl, Christopher J. Huerter, Hisham Hashish

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Orf, or contagious ecthyma, is a rare viral dermatosis caused by a member of the genus Parapoxvirus. The typical lesion consists of solitary or multiple papules that progress through a series of stages, terminating in complete resolution. This zoonotic disease is most commonly transmitted to humans from infected sheep or goats. We report a case of human orf, likely contracted from exposure to deer carcasses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)288-290+323
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology


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