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Varicella-Zoster Virus Infection: Close-Up

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Varicella-zoster virus infection: it causes “chicken pox” in children, teens, and young adults and “shingles” in adults. The rash is characterized by grouped vesicles or water blisters on a red base. This location is on the chest wall. The blisters are  contagious.

Fitzpatrick’s Color Atlas & Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology

Klaus Wolff, Richard Allen Johnson, Dick Suurmond

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Klaus Wolff, Richard Allen Johnson, Dick Suurmond

Copyright 2005, 2001, 1997, 1993 by The McGraw-Hill Companies. All Rights reserved.

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