The Daily PANCE and PANRE Question 48

A 14-month-old female is brought to your office with a 1-day history of a fever of 101 degrees rectally. Suddenly, today, the parent noted small red spots that became bumps and are now blisters. The majority of the lesions are on the thorax. Each vesicle resides on its own erythematous base.

A. shingles
B. Ramsay-Hunt syndrome
C. erythema infectiosum
D. herpes simplex
E. varicella

Answer: E


This is a typical presentation of varicella (chickenpox)

Know Your Content Blueprint

Varicella (chickenpox) and Herpes Zoster (shingles) are covered in both the NCCPA™ Content Blueprint Dermatology System (5%) as well as NCCPA™ Content Blueprint Infectious Disease (3%)

Learn more about varicella virus infections, check out this summary of PANCE and PANRE dermatology pearls and review ReelDx derm cases such as this detailing Herpes Simplex (ReelDx)

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