ID#: 16169
This dorsal view of this patient’s right hand reveals symptoms of what was thought to be a possible bluetongue (BT) infection, revealing a resolving area of scarring, accompanied by patchy regions of depigmentation. See PHIL 16170, for a view of this patient's hand in the early stage of this infection. Bluetongue disease is a viral infection caused by an Orbivirus known as the bluetongue virus (BTV). It primarily affects ruminant animals, including cattle and sheep. It only rarely infects human beings. An arbovirus, BTV is spread through the bite of Culicoides spp. biting midges, which are small robust insects possessing piercing and sucking mouth parts, belonging to the family of flies, Ceratopogonidae.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Dr. K.A. Bell
Creation Date: 1970
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