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Also, VZV causes pneumonia (what this patient probably had) and encephalopathy in the immunocompromised.
What threw me off was that it didn't mention the synchronicity of the rash. I stupidly took failure to mention to mean that the rash was synchronous, which doesn't fit VZV because chickenpox rash is characterized as a dyssynchronous rash (i.e. all stages of the macule to papule to vesicle to ulceration are seen at the same time). MUST REMEMBER: don't add information not given!
If anyone wants to refresh info on Vaicella-Zoster virus, page 165 in FA 2019.
FA 2019 page 153.
I'm just adding the page number from FA 2019 to this comment. FA 2019 page 625.
Refer to page 419 in FA2019.
@dr.xx Compared to what?