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A 30-year-old man comes to the physician because of ...

Varicella-zoster virus infection

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Question presents an immunosuppressed patient with rash over the lower back which is pruritic. Vesicles (small fluid filled blisters) are present with ulcerated/crusted lesions also found in that area. This is varicella zoster infection: multiple crops of lesions in various stages from vesicles to crusts.