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Can herpetic whitlow be contracted via indirect contact such as someone else touching a cold sore and then shaking my hand (which has a tiny wound)?

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Dr. Robert Levine
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Yes but less common

It is usually spread from direct contact but in theory can also occur from indirect contact.

In brief: Yes but less common

It is usually spread from direct contact but in theory can also occur from indirect contact.
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