What is the role of immunohistochemical staining of skin lesion scrapings in the evaluation of pediatric chickenpox?

Updated: Nov 30, 2018
  • Author: Kirsten A Bechtel, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Immunohistochemical staining of skin lesion scrapings can confirm varicella. The procedure is useful for high-risk patients who require rapid confirmation.


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