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Image Number 1160 (Herpes simplex)


Diagnosis: Herpes simplex

Site: Arm,forearm

Sex: M

Age: 20


Description: Grouped vesicles.

Submitted by: Nameer Al-Sudany

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Differential Diagnosis


Grouping of lesions is a characteristic feature of few dermatological disorders; one of these is herpetic infection. This patient had herpes simplex infection. He presented with grouped uniform vesicles on a slightly erythematous base on the extensor aspect of one forearm of few days duration. Some vesicles contained clear fluid and others were hemorrhagic.

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