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Orf: case report and literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1752035     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
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.
Authors:
C J Huerter; L Alvarez; R Stinson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cleveland Clinic journal of medicine     Volume:  58     ISSN:  0891-1150     ISO Abbreviation:  Cleve Clin J Med     Publication Date:    1991 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-01-30     Completed Date:  1992-01-30     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703441     Medline TA:  Cleve Clin J Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  531-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Internal Medicine, Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska 68131.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Animals
Ecthyma, Contagious / diagnosis,  pathology*
Humans
Male
Sheep

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