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Viral infections of the skin: clinical features and treatment options.

Authors
  • Newton, H1
  • 1 Dermatology Unit, Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust, Truro.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2013
Volume
27
Issue
52
Pages
43–47
Identifiers
PMID: 23980989
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Viral infections of the skin can cause significant distress and embarrassment for people who are affected. This article explores four specific viral infections that manifest on the skin: herpes simplex, herpes zoster, viral warts and molluscum contagiosum. It describes the presentation and appearance of the virus as it affects the skin and what can be done to minimise the spread of the virus. Management options are considered, although many of these conditions are self-limiting.

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