Unusual Presentation of Orf Disease on a Thermal Burn Scar

Authors

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

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

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

Abstract

Introduction
Orf disease is a viral disease of sheep and goats that can appear in humans too. The usual presentation is in sites that have direct contact. 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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