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Description:Under a relatively low magnification of 50X, this hematoxylin-eosin (H&E)-stained photomicrograph reveals some of the cytoarchitectural histopathologic changes which you’d find in a human skin tissue specimen that included a chickenpox, or varicella zoster virus lesion.
The classic symptom of chickenpox is a rash that turns into itchy, fluid-filled blisters that eventually turn into scabs. The rash may first show up on the face, chest, and back then spread to the rest of the body, including inside the mouth, eyelids, or genital area. It usually takes about one week for all the blisters to become scabs.

Other typical symptoms that may begin to appear 1-2 days before rash include:

- high fever

- tiredness

- loss of appetite

- headache

Children usually miss 5 to 6 days of school or childcare due to their chickenpox.

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Links:CDC – National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), Division of Viral Diseases; Chickenpox (Varicella)
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