Human orf infection – caused by Parapox virus – is an uncommon zoonotic infection transmitted from infected sheep and goats. We report an Orf lesion which occurred on the ring finger of a fifth-grade Medical student who had butchered a goat in Sacrifice Feast (also called Eid al-Adha).
23 year old male student in fifth-grade of Medical Faculty was diagnosed with hand orf infection after Sacrifice Feast. The patient reported accidental cut on his left ring finger while butchering a goat which was subsequently recognized to be infected. After occurrence of the Orf lesion, he had administered intervention with a sterile syringe needle to remove the scab for drainage due to false impression of abscess formation despite warnings. The patient was treated with daily wound care and regular outpatient visits. Although mild scarring remained owing to intervention administered by the patient, Orf lesion healed well after seven weeks from admission. The patient was complaint free after 18 months from admission. Finger posture, range of motion, sensation were normal.
An Orf lesion developing on the hand skin of a medical student and his approach to a zoonotic infection raised the idea that further and detailed education for zoonotic infection prevention is required, particularly in communities which practice large numbers of slaughtering during Sacrifice Feast. Mode and control of zoonotic disease transmission as well as preventive measures and management should be emphasized not only in veterinarian education, but also in medical, nursing and public schools.
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|APA||Güneri, B , Üzel, M , Kınaş, M . (2018). Hand orf infection in a medical student after sacrifice feast. Journal of Contemporary Medicine, 8 (2), 168-170. DOI: 10.16899/gopctd.422225|
|MLA||Güneri, B , Üzel, M , Kınaş, M . "Hand orf infection in a medical student after sacrifice feast". Journal of Contemporary Medicine 8 (2018): 168-170 <http://dergipark.gov.tr/gopctd/issue/27035/422225>|
|Chicago||Güneri, B , Üzel, M , Kınaş, M . "Hand orf infection in a medical student after sacrifice feast". Journal of Contemporary Medicine 8 (2018): 168-170|
|RIS||TY - JOUR T1 - Hand orf infection in a medical student after sacrifice feast AU - Bülent Güneri , Murat Üzel , Mustafa Kınaş Y1 - 2018 PY - 2018 N1 - doi: 10.16899/gopctd.422225 DO - 10.16899/gopctd.422225 T2 - Journal of Contemporary Medicine JF - Journal JO - JOR SP - 168 EP - 170 VL - 8 IS - 2 SN - -2146-6009 M3 - doi: 10.16899/gopctd.422225 UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.16899/gopctd.422225 Y2 - 2017 ER -|
|EndNote||%0 Journal of Contemporary Medicine Hand orf infection in a medical student after sacrifice feast %A Bülent Güneri , Murat Üzel , Mustafa Kınaş %T Hand orf infection in a medical student after sacrifice feast %D 2018 %J Journal of Contemporary Medicine %P -2146-6009 %V 8 %N 2 %R doi: 10.16899/gopctd.422225 %U 10.16899/gopctd.422225|
|ISNAD||Güneri, Bülent , Üzel, Murat , Kınaş, Mustafa . "Tıp Fakültesi Öğreticisinden Kurban Bayramı Sonrası Elde Orf Enfeksiyonu". Journal of Contemporary Medicine 8 / 2 (Mayıs 2018): 168-170. http://dx.doi.org/10.16899/gopctd.422225|