cowpoxThis is one of the viral skin diseases found in humans. It is caused by cowpox

virus. It is also rare viral skin disease. The skin manifestations appear after 7

days and may increase or decrease by some days.

Who can be infected?

-both male or female

-in young people less than 20 years

-more common in Europe

-people who contact with infected cats or cows

Symptoms:

-papules and then vesicular lesions

-pustules then become ulceration

-area of edema and erythematic around lesion

-fever

-malaise

-lymph inflammation

-lesion on hands, face, arms

Diagnosis:

-PCR

-virus culture

-EM

-histopathology

Treatment:

-self limited disease

-antibiotics in case of secondary infection

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