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What bacterial infection can be mistaken for cowpox, monkeypox, or orf?
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Not many
There are few if any bacterial infections which produce the vesicular eruption typical of these viral illnesses.
It is conceivable that an inexperienced observer could mistake this for staph or strep scalded skin syndrome, but not likely.

In brief: Not many
There are few if any bacterial infections which produce the vesicular eruption typical of these viral illnesses.
It is conceivable that an inexperienced observer could mistake this for staph or strep scalded skin syndrome, but not likely.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
I suppose impetigo can be, but that's a long shot.
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