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Description of Rash

Chicken pox

Fifth disease Impetigo Lyme disease Rosacea Roseola infantum Scarlet fever

Shingles

Tiny pustules start on back, chest, or scalp and spread for three to four days. Pustules form blisters, then crust, then fall away.

Beginning with "slapped cheek" appearance, then red spots suddenly cover entire body, lasting up to two days.

Thin-walled blisters and thick, crusted lesions appear.

Large rash resembling a bull's-eye usually appears on thighs or trunk.

Flushing leads to sunburned appearance in center of face. Red pimples and then wavy red lines develop.

Following high fever, red spots suddenly cover entire body, lasting up to two days.

Rash resembling sunburn with goose bumps begins below ears, on chest and underarms, and spreads to abdomen, limbs, and face. Skin may peel.

Small, clear blisters appear on inflamed skin. Blisters enlarge, become cloudy, crust, then fall off.

Herpes varicella

Human parvovirus B19

Staphylococcus aureus,

Streptococcus pyogenes Borrelia burgdorferi

Unknown, but may be a microscopic mite living in hair follicles Herpesvirus 6

Group A Streptococcus

The virus that causes chicken pox stays in peripheral nerves, affecting the area where the nerve endings reach the skin.

Nerve Endings The Body

Explain how the epidermis is formed.

What factors help prevent loss of body fluids through the skin?

What is the function of melanin?

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