We describe a case of cow-transmitted parapoxvirus infection--also known as milkers' nodules--after a hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for multiple myeloma. The infection was complicated by erythema multiforme and acute exacerbation of graft-versus-host disease. Parapoxvirus was confirmed by electron microscopy. The natural history of milker's nodules in immunocompetent hosts is described and compared to that in our immunocompromised patient.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America|
|State||Published - Apr 1 2005|