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Viral Skin Diseases

Picture of Varicella-Zoster Virus Infection (Face)

Picture of Varicella-Zoster Virus Infection (Face)

Varicella-zoster virus infection causes intensely itchy, oozing lesions that eventually crust over. The picture shows such lesions on the face of a young woman. Typically, lesions appear over a period of 7 to 10 days.

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.

Text Reference: "Chickenpox (Varicella)." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.