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Viral diagnostic challenge

Choose the best description for each skin condition: Mix and match [table]: : Viral wart : Viral wart : Molluscum contagiosum : Molluscum contagiosum : Herpes simplex : Herpes simplex : Herpes zoster : Herpes zoster Explanation: Cutaneous viral infections are frequently unilateral; herpes zoster is specifically dermatomal. Characteristically, viral warts result in firm papules or irregular plaques with a dry rough “verrucous” surface, except plane warts, which may be smooth. Herpetic infections result in clusters of umbilicated vesicles often within an erythematous plaque. Molluscum contagiosum presents as grouped umbilicated papules often surrounded by chronic eczema.