Orf: case report and literature review.

Christopher Huerter, L. Alvarez, R. Stinson

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Abstract

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
Volume58
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1991

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Contagious Ecthyma
Capripoxvirus
Sheep
Ecthyma
Skin
Skin Diseases
Histology
Infection

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  • Medicine(all)

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Orf : case report and literature review. / Huerter, Christopher; Alvarez, L.; Stinson, R.

In: Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine, Vol. 58, No. 6, 11.1991, p. 531-534.

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Huerter, C, Alvarez, L & Stinson, R 1991, 'Orf: case report and literature review.', Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine, vol. 58, no. 6, pp. 531-534.
Huerter, Christopher ; Alvarez, L. ; Stinson, R. / Orf : case report and literature review. In: Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine. 1991 ; Vol. 58, No. 6. pp. 531-534.
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