Solitary Subungual Orf


Karaali M. G. , Gürel M. S. , Sar Y., Polat A. K. , Leblebici C.

JOURNAL OF HAND SURGERY-AMERICAN VOLUME, vol.47, no.2, 2022 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2020.12.010
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF HAND SURGERY-AMERICAN VOLUME
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Keywords: Orf, parapoxvirus, subungual orf

Abstract

Orf-ecthyma contagiosum-is an endemic cutaneous disease caused by parapoxvirus that is transmitted via direct contact with contagious animals The lesions are located frequently on the hands and fingers. Subungual presentation of orf is very rare. We report a case of solitary subungual orf. Suspicious subungual nodular lesions may be cases of orf, especially in endemic areas. Orf disease should be considered in the differential diagnosis of su bungual nodular lesions to avoid unnecessary surgical interventions. Copyright (C) 2022 by the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. All rights reserved.