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Smallpox_broadcast_Final 9.14.37 PM - 1 MAJOR Smallpox...

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2 MAJOR Smallpox Criteria FEBRILE PRODROME: occurring 1-4 days before rash onset: fever > 101°F and at least one of the following: prostration, headache, backache, chills, vomiting, or severe abdominal pain
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3 MAJOR Smallpox Criteria (Continued) CLASSIC SMALLPOX LESIONS: Deep-seated, firm, hard, round well- circumscribed vesicles or pustules; as they evolve lesions may become umbilicated or confluent
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4 MAJOR Smallpox Criteria (Continued) LESIONS IN THE SAME STAGE OF DEVELOPMENT: on any one part of the body (e.g., the face or arm) all the lesions are in the same stage of development (i.e. all are vesicles, or all are pustules)
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5 MINOR Smallpox Criteria Centrifugal distribution: greatest concentration of lesions on face and distal extremities First lesions on the oral mucosa/palate, face, or forearms
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6 MINOR Smallpox Criteria (Continued) Patient appears toxic or moribund Slow evolution: lesions evolve from macules papules pustules over days (each stage lasts 1-2 days) Lesions on the palms and soles
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7 Differentiating Chickenpox from Smallpox Chickenpox (varicella) is the condition most likely to be confused with smallpox. In Chickenpox: No or mild prodrome Lesions are superficial vesicles: “dewdrop on a rose petal” Lesions appear in crops; on any one part of the body there are lesions in different stages (papules, vesicles, crusts)
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8 Differentiating Chickenpox from Smallpox (Continued): Centripetal distribution: greatest concentration of lesions on the trunk,
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This note was uploaded on 01/02/2012 for the course STEP 1 taught by Professor Dr.aslam during the Fall '11 term at Montgomery College.

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