(CE) is a highly contagious, acute viral disease of sheep, goats, and wild ungulates that is known by a variety of other names such as orf, soremouth, scabby mouth, contagious pustular dermatitis, infectious labial dermatitis, and contagious pustular stomatitis.
(orf) virulence factors and vaccine failure.
Topical as well as systemic antibiotic treatments are appropriate for impetigo, including bullous impetigo and ecthyma
, but there are pluses and minuses associated with each type of treatment, Dr.
contagiosum) is a skin disease found usually in slaughterers or shepherds who maybe in contact with sheep suffering from ecthyma
5 This important pathogen not only causes mild to severe skin infections like impetigo, furuncle, ecthyma
, cellulitis etc.
The overall prevalence of Contagious ecthyma
Orf (also ecthyma
contagiosum, contagious pustular dermatitis) is caused by parapoxvirus, a double-stranded DNA virus.
When examining skin lesions on llamas, viral diseases to consider as differential diagnoses include vesicular stomatitis, rabies, poxvirus (contagious ecthyma
and cowpox virus [CPXV]) (2), foot-and-mouth disease, bluetongue, and mucocutaneous fibropapillomas (3).
Diseases caused by poxvirus: contagious ecthyma
and milker's nodules--a review.
gangrenosum in immunocompromised patients who present with purple skin lesions plus fever.
The differential diagnosis of FG include cellulitis, scrotal abscess, strangulated hernia, gonococcal balanitis, pyoderma gangrenosum, polyarteritis nodosa, ecthyma
gangrenosum, allergic vasculitis, vascular occlusion syndromes, Wegener granulomatosis, necrolytic migratory erythema, testicular trauma, herpes simplex and warfarin necrosis.
It is important to differentiate the disease from contagious ecthyma
, dermatophytosis (ringworm), pediculosis, scabies and staphylococcal dermatitis by using standard laboratory techniques.