Varicella zoster infection

Last updated: Saturday, 14, August, 2010
PresentationAppropriate Tests

Clinical diagnosis; testing rarely indicated.

For recurrent or disseminated infection (to exclude herpes simplex): vesicle fluid, ulcer scrapings - virus detection, culture.

Shingles

Chicken pox (varicella)

Congenital varicella

Disseminated herpes zoster

Meningoencephalitis