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Herpes Zoster Virus Infection in a Young Woman

Herpes Zoster Virus Infection in a Young Woman

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THE CASE: The mother of a 6-year-old child brings her to your office because
of a pruritic rash that has been present for several days. The rash did not respond
to hydrocortisone cream and has continued to spread along the patient's
left side.

What is the likely cause of the child's rash?

  • Smallpox.
  • Vaccinia.
  • Herpes zoster virus infection (shingles).
  • Eczema herpeticum.
  • Poison ivy.

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