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Question Varicella rash Distribution

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Varicella rash begins on face.


Kaplan CK says;
Rash begins on trunk and spread to extremities.

Which one is correct ??
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classic description is rash starting on the trunk and spreading outwards--centrifugal pattern......
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It can start from face or trunk so that's not much helpful.
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Pleomorphic rash, usually starting on the head and trunk and spreading to the rest of the body
However, the unique features of this rash are "intense itching" (itching-pox) and the crops of lesions in different stages.

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The diagnosis of varicella is made upon observation of the characteristic chickenpox rash. This rash appears in crops. Skin lesions initially appear on the face and trunk, beginning as red macules and progressing over 12-14 days to become papular, vesicular, pustular, and finally crusted. New lesions continue to erupt for 3-5 days.
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