Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Viral Exanthem Evaluation

The evaluation of viral exanthem begins with a history and physical exam.

Physical findings in someone with a viral exanthem may include:

Tests are not required to make the diagnosis of a viral exanthem.

Tests that may be used to evaluate a viral exanthem include:

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Last Updated: Jan 7, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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