Case 4: Herpes simplex type 2
Antiviral therapy was started because herpes simplex, C, was suspected. A culture confirmed the diagnosis of herpes simplex type 2. Additional history revealed an exposure a long time ago. Impetigo is usually more crusted and is not hemorrhagic. Cellulitis is typically painful rather than pruritic. Trauma would not produce all of these lesions. Herpes zoster should be considered in the differential.