paravaccinia

Former name for Pseudocowpox virus. SYN: milkers' nodules, under nodule.

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para·vac·cin·ia -vak-'sin-ē-ə n MILKER'S NODULES

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para·vac·cin·ia (par″ə-vak-sinґe-ə) [para- + vaccinia] 1. a viral infection of cattle caused by a parapoxvirus, producing lesions similar to those of cowpox and infectious ecthyma on the udders and teats of cows and on the oral mucosa of suckling calves; it begins as small red papules that evolve to vesicles, pustules, and scabbing. It may be transmitted to humans during milking, producing 2. milker's nodules (q.v.); there may then be retransmission to uninfected cows. Called also pseudocowpox. milker's nodules.

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