Rash Illness Evaluation. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention December 2002. Rash Illness Evaluation. Learning Objectives: Describe how to use the Diagnostic Algorithm Discuss CDC's experience with the use of the Algorithm.
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Classic Smallpox Lesions: Pustules
Varicella is the disease most likely to be confused with smallpox
An illness with acute onset of fever > 101o F followed by a rash characterized by firm, deep-seated vesicles or pustules in the same stage of development without other apparent cause
Evaluating Patients for Smallpox