Volume 5, Issue 1 (Winter 1999 1999)                   RJMS 1999, 5(1): 30-35 | Back to browse issues page

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Shamsaddini S, Rezaei A. Incidence of Orf Disease in Drmatology Center Clinic in Kerman. RJMS. 1999; 5 (1) :30-35
URL: http://rjms.iums.ac.ir/article-1-1801-en.html
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Ort disease is a contagious viral infection, common in human and domestic animals.

Atter inoculation of virus to the skin a round target shape pustule appears. The virus is a DNA type that exists in perioral area of domestic animals such as sheep and goat. This is a descriptive study of 15012 patients older than 20 years old who were seen in dermatology center clinic in city of Kerman between the years of 1991-1996.

The incidence was 0.4%. Three forth of patients, 60 cases, were female and one forth were male. Most cases were in the age range 21-30 years old, and the rest in 51-60 years. The mean age was 40 years. Thumb and index finger were more involved than any other sites. Biopsy of skin lesions in 14 cases confirmed clinical diagnosis. Due to good prognosis and noninvasive nature of this condition no special treatmene is required, but occasionally in immune compromised patients application of 40% idoxouridine gel locally is helptut.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Dermatology

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