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J Craniofac Surg. 2007 Sep;18(5):1076-8.

Unusual presentation of human giant orf (ecthyma contagiosum).

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  • 1Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Morriston Hospital, Morriston, Swansea, United Kingdom.


Giant orf is a zoonotic infection that is endemic in sheep and goats. It may be transmitted to humans by direct contact with infected animals or contaminated objects and is typically found on the hands. We report the case of a sheep farmer with facial orf that proliferated dramatically with the formation of satellite lesions after curettage.

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