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This image depicts a close view of a patient’s left hip, which revealed the presence of an erythematous maculopapular rash. Initially, it was suspected that this rash was due to a secondary syphilitic condition, however, after further analysis, it was determined to be due to a herpes zoster outbreak, otherwise known as shingles. The same virus that is the cause of chickenpox, the varicella-zoster virus (VZV), which normally occurs as a childhood disease, can later manifest itself as a zoster skin rash.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Dancewiez
Creation Date:1972
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