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July 1974

A Family Outbreak of Oral Accidental Vaccinia

Author Affiliations

Charlottesville, Va

From the Department of Dermatology, University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, Va.

Arch Dermatol. 1974;110(1):107-108. doi:10.1001/archderm.1974.01630070071019

Accidental vaccinia may occur either in a recently vaccinated person through autoinoculation by vesicular fluid or in a person who is in close personal contact with a recently vaccinated person. Though oral lesions of accidental vaccinia are not uncommon, an outbreak of similar oral lesions in a family is unusual.

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