|Year : 2022 | Volume
| Issue : 6 | Page : 241
Atypical wound presentation in monkeypox: Issue to be recognized in surgery
Rujittika Mungmunpuntipantip1, Viroj Wiwanitkit2
1 Private Academic Consultant, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Department of Biological Science, Joseph Ayobabalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji, Osun State, Nigeria
|Date of Submission||20-Jun-2022|
|Date of Acceptance||21-Jun-2022|
|Date of Web Publication||22-Nov-2022|
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|How to cite this article:|
Mungmunpuntipantip R, Wiwanitkit V. Atypical wound presentation in monkeypox: Issue to be recognized in surgery. Formos J Surg 2022;55:241
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Mungmunpuntipantip R, Wiwanitkit V. Atypical wound presentation in monkeypox: Issue to be recognized in surgery. Formos J Surg [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Nov 26];55:241. Available from: https://www.e-fjs.org/text.asp?2022/55/6/241/361699
In 2022, a significant hazard to public health has emerged from the spread of monkeypox in Europe and America. A rare form of pox called monkeypox has returned due to zoonosis. Research is being done on the prospect of human-to-human transmission. The medical community is worried as the number of cases recorded in various nations climbs, and careful planning to coincide with a potential monkeypox outbreak is essential to ensure that the illness is effectively treated. A fresh wave of medical worry has been brought on by the current pandemic. For a practitioner, the most crucial information is the new disease's clinical presentation. A feverish sickness and skin rash are the typical symptoms of monkeypox. If the patient has a wound, the surgeon may need to manage the situation.
It is important to identify the monkeypox wound since it can transmit the disease and is contagious. The cutaneous lesion associated with monkeypox might appear anywhere and may not be accompanied by fever. The patient may also have a wound in a concealed location, like the anal or genitalia. Rarely, the abscess may be the monkeypox's initial symptom. Monkeypox must be considered as a differential diagnosis in cases with atypical wounds during the current stage, when the disease could emerge in any environment.
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