Unusual presentation of Orf disease on a thermal burn scar

Authors

1 Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad

2 Student Research Committee, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

3 Professor of Pathology, fellowship in Dermatopathology, Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.

4 Student Research committee, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

Abstract

Background: Orf disease is a viral disease of sheep and goats that can appear in humans too. The usual presentation is a vesicle or pustule in locations that contacted the animals. Clinical manifestation of Orf disease may be unusual in burn patients.
Case report: In this case report, we described a rare presentation of Orf disease on a burn scar of a two-year girl. The patient had a history of animal contact and the presence of Orf virus was confirmed using pathologic studies and Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR).
Conclusion: Few other reports of Orf disease on a burn scar are also available in scientific literature which propose the higher risk of these patients for development of Orf disease.

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