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Description:This patient presented with what was differentially diagnosed as a herpes zoster outbreak in order to rule out syphilis.
Syphilis has often been called "the great imitator" because so many of the signs and symptoms are indistinguishable from those of other diseases. Though syphilis is bacterial in its origin, herpes zoster is due to the varicella-zoster virus.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Dancewiez
Creation Date:1972
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Links:CDC – National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases; Vaccines and Immunizations; Varicella (Chickenpox) Vaccination
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