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CORRESPONDENCE
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 55  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 241

Atypical wound presentation in monkeypox: Issue to be recognized in surgery


1 Private Academic Consultant, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Department of Biological Science, Joseph Ayobabalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji, Osun State, Nigeria

Date of Submission20-Jun-2022
Date of Acceptance21-Jun-2022
Date of Web Publication22-Nov-2022

Correspondence Address:
Rujittika Mungmunpuntipantip
Private Academic Consultant, 111 Bangkok 122, Bangkok 103300
Thailand
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/fjs.fjs_135_22

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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



Dear Editor,

In 2022, a significant hazard to public health has emerged from the spread of monkeypox in Europe and America.[1] A rare form of pox called monkeypox has returned due to zoonosis. Research is being done on the prospect of human-to-human transmission.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3] The patient may also have a wound in a concealed location, like the anal or genitalia.[3] Rarely, the abscess may be the monkeypox's initial symptom.[4] 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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Mungmunpuntipantip V, Wiwanitkit V. Re-emerging monkeypox: An old disease to be monitored. BMJ Rapid Response. Available from: https://www.bmj.com/content/377/bmj.o1239/rr-1. [Last accessed on 2022 May 21].  Back to cited text no. 2
    
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Huhn GD, Bauer AM, Yorita K, Graham MB, Sejvar J, Likos A, et al. Clinical characteristics of human monkeypox, and risk factors for severe disease. Clin Infect Dis 2005;41:1742-51.  Back to cited text no. 3
    
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