February 1, 2013
This pustulovesicular rash represents a generalized herpes simplex outbreak due to the Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) pathogen. The VZV pathogen may lay dormant in the spinal nerve roots through a chickenpox infected individualís life, only manifesting its presence through outbreaks as Shingles, or herpes zoster. It is caused by the Herpesviridae chickenpoxvirus.
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