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Characteristic Varicella Rash

Chickenpox vesicle behind the ear. Notice the translucent quality of the vesicle on the skin, the classic "dew drop on a rose petal" appearance.

Chickenpox on the palate. Notice the glistening, water-drop characteristic of the chickenpox vesicle on the palate.

Chickenpox on the hand. Notice the simultaneous occurrence of lesions in different stages of development: macules, papules, vesicles, pustules, and crusts.

Chickenpox in an infant. Notice the rose-colored macules, papules, vesicles, pustules, necrotic pustules, and crusted lesions occurring simultaneously.

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