Varicella-Zoster Virus (Chicken Pox)


Background

Pathophysiology

History

Physical Exam

Diagnostic testing

Differential diagnosis

  1. Viral exanthems
  2. Impetigo
  3. Contact dermatitis
  4. Herpes simplex
  5. Atypical herpes zoster
  6. Dermatitis herpetiformis
  7. Insect bites
  8. Drug eruptions
  9. Syphilis

Treatment

  1. Respiratory droplet precautions, pt isolation
  2. Pruritus
  3. Medications

Disposition / Follow-up

  1. Admission
  2. Outpt instructions