Chickenpox physical examination
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The diagnosis of varicella is primarily clinical. Skin lesions on physical examination include pruritic macules on the back, chest, face, abdomen and extremities. Skin lesions progress to papules and heal by crusting. The other common skin lesions include papules, vesicles, pustules and crusts.
Appearance of the Patient
- The patient appears weak and tired with rashes spread over the scalp, face, trunk, and limbs. The intense pruritis triggers recurrent urges to scratch.
Skin lesions on physical examination include:
- Pruritic macules on the back, chest, face, abdomen and extremities.
- Skin lesions progress to papules and heal by crusting. Other common skin lesions include:
Normal breath sounds are heard.
- Normal S1 and S2 are heard.
- Ventricular fibrillation presumed to be secondary to myocarditis has been observed in some of the adult population. 
- The neurological examination may be normal with no focal neurological deficits.
- CNS may show the following findings:
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