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CitationOrf: contagious pustular dermatitis. 2010, 103 (5):152-3 Ir Med J
JournalIrish medical journal
AbstractOrf is a common viral infection in sheep. It spreads to humans by direct contact. It is self-limiting, treatment having no beneficial effect. Misdiagnosis by those unfamiliar with its characteristic features is common, and may result in unnecessary treatment with antibiotics or surgery. We present a series of five cases of Orf in children of farmers in the west of Ireland, seen over a 10 year period.
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