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*"Chicken Pox"
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==Background==
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*Also known as "Chicken Pox"
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*Contagious until last lesion crusts over
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==Diagnosis==
 
*Pruritic generalized vesicular exanthem w/ mild systemic manifestations
 
*Pruritic generalized vesicular exanthem w/ mild systemic manifestations
 
*Usually affects children <10y
 
*Usually affects children <10y
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**Palms/soles spared
 
**Palms/soles spared
 
**Lesions in various stages of development
 
**Lesions in various stages of development
**Contagious until last lesion crusts over
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*Treatment
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==Treatment==
 
**Tylenol, antihistamine
 
**Tylenol, antihistamine
 
**Immunocompromised: IV acyclovir or high-dose PO tx (600mg/m2/day)
 
**Immunocompromised: IV acyclovir or high-dose PO tx (600mg/m2/day)

Revision as of 21:37, 11 June 2012

Background

  • Also known as "Chicken Pox"
  • Contagious until last lesion crusts over

Diagnosis

  • Pruritic generalized vesicular exanthem w/ mild systemic manifestations
  • Usually affects children <10y
  • Rash
    • Starts on trunk or scalp as pruritic, red macules, spreads to extremities
    • W/in 24hr rash becomes vesicular (on erythematous base)
    • Palms/soles spared
    • Lesions in various stages of development

Treatment

    • Tylenol, antihistamine
    • Immunocompromised: IV acyclovir or high-dose PO tx (600mg/m2/day)

See Also

Pediatric Rashes