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1

This viral infection is caused by what virus?

Varicella

2

What are the signs of herpes zoster?

Itching vesicles grouped together on top of red rash, painful to touch, low- grade fever, malaise

3

How are shingles spread?

The vesicles contain fluid that transmits the virus

4

Where is the rash usually located?

Along a dermatome

5

What is a dermatome?

An area of skin that gets all of its innervations by a single spinal nerve.

6

What are some areas of dermatomes?

Face, trunk, back

7

Will the rash and vesicles be unilateral or bilateral?

Unilateral

8

What are the isolation precautions for Herpes Zoster?

Respiratory isolation

9

What is the treatment for shingles?

Analgesics
Supportive care
Cool compresses
Try to keep vesicles intact

10

What may be seen after the vesicles have healed?

Scarring

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