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Herpes zoster

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A 24-year-old man suffered a painful vesicular rash involving the left side of the chest of 5 days duration. One day before, the rash was preceded by severe left- sided chest pain with burning sensation. On examination, a classical zosteriform vesicular rash on erythematous background  involving T3-T4 dermatomes was seen.

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Varicella

Varicella

A 14-year-old boy presented with fever, malaise, and myalgia followed one day later by sudden eruption of generalized rash involving mainly the face and trunk. O/E, polymorphous rash with many vesicular lesions on red base assuming an appearance of “dew drops on rose petals) the characteristic of chicken pox. Varicella occurring in late childhood or adulthood may present with more severe prodromal symptoms and rash.

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Varicella

Varicella

A 7-year-old boy presented with generalized polymorphous rash involving the trunk, proximal parts pf extremities and the oral mucosa (soft palate) of three days duration. Usually after 3 days most lesions in chicken pox will be covered with hemorrhagic crustation as evident in this patient.

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Molluscum contagiosum

Molluscum contagiosum

History

             A 50-year old unlucky woman presented with asymptomatic but disfiguring multiple skin-colored to pinkish papules and nodules involved the face specially the nose and chin of 9 months duration. Many lesions were giant in size and may resemble BCC or Trichoepitheliomas.
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Orf

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History

          A 35-year-old housewife presented with painful nodule with central superficial erosion and seems to be pus-containing on the dorsal surface of the thumb of 2 weeks duration. She gave history of contact with sheep’s head on cooking few days before the appearance of the lesion.
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