Last Updated: 2023-07-07
Author(s): Anzengruber F., Navarini A.
Cat-borne, rare smallpox disease of humans.
Transmission occurs via rodents and cattle, but mainly via cats. Skin lesions serve as a portal of entry.
- Mostly only a primary lesion, which initially appears as a red macula
- In the course, formation of pustules and nodules, possibly ulceration
- Otherwise, there is reduced AZ, fever and lymphadenopathy
- Electron microscopy (negative contrast)
- Detection of pathogens
In almost 50% of cases, the hands or fingers are affected, otherwise the face and neck.
Scarring heals in 6-8 weeks.
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