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This image depicts a close view of a patient’s chest, highlighting the morphologic details exhibited by a herpes zoster, or shingles outbreak. A differential diagnosis was conducted in order to rule syphilis, as a cause for this cutaneous rash. Though syphilis is bacterial in its origin (Treponema pallidum), herpes zoster is due to the varicella zoster virus (VZV), which initially, is the cause of chickenpox.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Dancewiez
Creation Date:1972
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