Orf: case report and literature review.

Christopher Huerter, L. Alvarez, R. Stinson

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Ecthyma contagiosum, or orf, is an uncommon dermatosis resulting from cutaneous infection with sheep pox virus. It is generally a benign and self-limited condition. Early clinical recognition is paramount to avoid unnecessary surgical intervention or extensive diagnostic workup. Diagnosis is usually based on a clinically typical skin lesion, characteristic histology, and a history of sheep exposure. We report the case of an infected sheep farmer and review the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)531-534
Number of pages4
JournalCleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1991


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  • Medicine(all)

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