Where do skin lesions appear in pediatric chickenpox?

Updated: Nov 30, 2018
  • Author: Kirsten A Bechtel, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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An otherwise healthy child usually has 250-500 lesions but may have as few as 10 or as many as 1500. The lesions predominate in central skin areas and proximal upper extremities with relative sparing of distal and lower extremities but spread to other skin areas. Some lesions may appear in the oropharynx. Eye lesions are rare.


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