Primary Care Dermatology Module
Nomenclature of Skin Lesions

Developed by Gary Williams, M.D. and Murray Katcher, M.D. Ph.D, Department of Pediatrics
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12. Bullous impetigo is characterized by the presence of thin-roofed bullae and vesicles with abundant erosions. Herpes zoster (varicella zoster) is characterized by the presence of vesicles and papules that follow the course of a dermatome. One of these 2-year-old boys has herpes zoster, one has bullous impetigo. Which patient has which condition?

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