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4. Picture of Varicella-Zoster Virus Infection (Face)

Picture of Varicella-Zoster Virus Infection (Face)
Image Source: Fitzpatrick's Color Atlas & Synopsis of Clinical DermatologyKlaus Wolff, Richard Allen Johnson, Dick SuurmondCopyright 2005, 2001, 1997, 1993 by The McGraw-Hill Companies. All Rights reserved.

Varicella-zoster virus infection: varicella. Multiple, very pruritic, erythematous papules, vesicles (“dewdrops on a rose petal”), and crusted papules on erythematous, edematous bases on the face and neck of a young female. The spectrum of lesions, arising over 7 to 10 days, is typical of varicella.

Image Source: Fitzpatrick's Color Atlas & Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology Klaus Wolff, Richard Allen Johnson, Dick Suurmond Copyright 2005, 2001, 1997, 1993 by The McGraw-Hill Companies. All Rights reserved.

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