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farcy

 [fahr´se]
the more chronic and constitutional form of glanders.

far·cy

(far'sē),
1. A lymphatic disease of cattle caused by Nocardia farcinica.
2. The skin form of glanders.
[L. farcio, to stuff]

farcy

(fär′sē)
n.
A cutaneous form of glanders, characterized by swelling of the superficial lymph vessels and formation of ulcerating nodules on the skin.

Burkholderia mallei

A gram-negative bacterium which causes glanders in horses, donkeys and mules; it is not part of normal human flora.

Clinical findings
Human disease is rare, and follows exposure of mucocutaneous surfaces (eyes, mouth, nose) or skin cuts to infected animals, resulting in fever, skin abscesses, pneumonia and septicaemia, which, if untreated, is often fatal.

farcy

See GLANDERS.