contagious pustular dermatitis

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a parapoxvirus causing orf in sheep and goats and sometimes humans.
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contagious pustular dermatitis

A cutaneous disease of sheep and goats transmitted to humans by direct contact. The lesion on humans is usually solitary and on the hands, arms, or face. This maculopapular area may progress to a pustule up to 3 cm in diameter and may last 3 to 6 weeks. The etiological agent is Parapoxvirus, , a genus of poxvirus.
Synonym: orf
See also: dermatitis
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