Cowpox infection: Not yet consigned to history

K. J. Stewart*, S. Telfer, K. J. Bown, M. I. White

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Two patients presented with hard black eschars covering granulating ulcers. The ulcers healed within 6 weeks to leave small scars. The diagnosis of cowpox was confirmed by serology in both cases and in addition by polymerase chain reaction in the first. The source of infection was likely to be a rodent in the first case whilst the second was more typical in being transmitted by a cat. (C) 2000 The British Association of Plastic Surgeons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)348-350
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Plastic Surgery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2000


  • Cowpox
  • Cutaneous ulceration
  • Orthopox
  • Zoonosis


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