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Contributors: Noah Craft MD, PhD, Belinda Tan MD, PhD, Lindy P. Fox MD
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Synopsis

Orf, also known as contagious pustular dermatitis, ecthyma contagiosum, and sore mouth disease, is caused by a parapox virus that infects sheep and goats. Orf is transmitted to humans by direct contact, typically occurring in sheepherders, farmers, butchers, and veterinarians. Mild fever (usually 3-4 days) and malaise are associated with infection. Spontaneous recovery usually occurs in 4-6 weeks. Of note, erythema multiforme has been reported to occur in the setting of orf virus infection.

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ICD10CM:
B08.02 – Orf virus disease

SNOMEDCT:
74050005 – Orf

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Last Updated: 05/08/2019
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Orf : Fingers, Livestock exposure, Malaise, Pustule, Sheep exposure, Umbilicated vesicle
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