Volume 15, Number 7—July 2009
Eczema Herpeticum and Clinical Criteria for Investigating Smallpox
|Febrile prodrome||Occurring 1–4 days before rash onset; fever >101ºF; and >1 of the following: prostration, headache, backache, chills, vomiting, or severe abdominal pain.|
|Classic smallpox lesions||Deep-seated, firm/hard, round, well-circumscribed vesicles or pustules; as they evolve, lesions may become umbilicated or confluent.|
|Lesions in same stage of development||On any single part of the body (e.g., face or arm); all lesions are in the same stage of development (i.e., all are vesicles or pustules).|
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