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This 1971 image depicts the lower extremities of a patient in a clinical setting, who’d developed a plantar foot rash, which was initially suspected of being smallpox-related, but was later determined to be caused by the varicella zoster virus (VZV), also known as Human herpesvirus 3 (HHV-3), which remains in the nerve roots of all persons who have had chickenpox. The virus can manifest itself as skin lesions years later, which are distributed based on affected nerve distribution patterns.
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Content Providers(s): CDC
Creation Date: 1971
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