Integumentary system Quiz #12, Viral Skin Infections  

1. A 6-year-old girl is brought to the pediatrician by her mother because of a rash that started on her trunk and has now spread to her face and extremities over the past 3 days. The mother reports that the rash began as red spots and has progressed to fluid-filled blisters. The child has had a low-grade fever and has been feeling tired but is otherwise eating and drinking normally. The child has not received any vaccinations due to the parents' preferences. On examination, the child appears to be in mild discomfort but is alert and responsive. The rash is noted to consist of clusters of vesicles on an erythematous base, some of which have crusted over. There are no other significant findings on physical examination. Which of the following is the most likely causative agent?

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2. A 25-year-old male presents with painful genital ulcers. Physical examination reveals small clusters of vesicles and ulcers on the glans penis. Which of the following is the most appropriate initial diagnostic test? 

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3. A 30-year-old woman presents with a "slapped cheek" appearance and a lacy, reticular rash on her arms and legs. She is currently pregnant. Which of the following viruses is most likely responsible for her condition? 

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4. A 3-year-old child presents with high fever, irritability, and a maculopapular rash that started on the trunk and spread to the face and extremities after the fever subsided. Which of the following agents is the most likely cause? 

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5. A patient presents with verrucous (wart-like) lesions on the hands. Which of the following viruses is most likely responsible for these lesions? 

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