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This 1977 image depicts three mounted chickenpox scabs seen from the side revealing the superficiality of these scabs, when morphologically compared to a smallpox scab, as may be seen in PHIL 3327. Unlike smallpox, chickenpox lesions are superficial. Also, one will see that the lesions of chickenpox, mature at different rates, and pass through different stages i.e. papules, vesicles, and crusts, though on the same body region. Finally, chickenpox rarely produces lesions on the palms and soles, which is not the case with smallpox.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. James Nakano
Creation Date:1977
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CDC Organization
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