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JRSM Open. 2015 Jul 7;6(6):2054270415593718. doi: 10.1177/2054270415593718. eCollection 2015 Jun.

Orf - an orphan disease?

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1
Division of Hand, Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery, Kantonsspital St. Gallen, Rorschacherstrasse, St. Gallen 9000, Switzerland.
2
Institute of Pathology, Kantonsspital St. Gallen, Rorschacherstrasse, St. Gallen 9000, Switzerland.
3
Institute of Virology, Vetsuisse-Faculty, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.
4
Division of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology, Cantonal Hospital St. Gallen, Rorschacherstrasse, 95, House 22, St. Gallen 9000, Switzerland.

Abstract

Human orf should be considered based on a typical presentation with erythematous papule/nodule to avoid unnecessary over-treatment.

KEYWORDS:

Orf; ecthyma contagiosum; hand infection; parapoxvirus

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