Tuesday, February 5, 2008

VizD Challenge Week of 2/4/08

A 27-year-old man presents to your ED with the following lesions seen on his face.


(click on image to enlarge)

Questions:
1. What is the diagnosis?
2. Where does this agent live in your body?



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12 comments:

Rune said...

1. Herpes simplex virus - in Europe usually type I in the oral region

2. Nerve ganglia of affected nerves

TK said...

Herpes Simplex Labialis. Lives in neural tissue.

Petri said...

Herpes Zoster

In the Dorsal Root Ganglion of the spinal nerves.

jefferson said...

1. Herpes simplex
2. dorsal root ganglia

jefferson said...

1. oral herpes simplex
2. dorsal root ganglia

jefferson said...

1. oral herpes simplex
2. dorsal root ganglia

AtYourCervix said...

1 - Oral-labial HSV.
2 - mucous membranes, lips, bloodstream

Amy said...

I'm no a doctor but that sure looks like Herpes Simplex to me, and I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night. I believe it resides in your C9 vertebra. The C stands for cervical right? Anyhoo, if I ever get my neck adjusted by a chiropracter, I get a huge outbreak of cold sores and flu like symptoms. So I don't get my neck adjusted.

Anonymous said...

I really like that weekly challenge of yours! Keep it going. But may I suggest changing the picture's filename into something a bit more neutral that won't uncover the answer...?

John said...

1. Herpes simplex type 1

2. Remains dormant in the nerve cells, trigeminal ganglion specifically.

Rana said...

1. Herpes Simplex Virus

2. Resides in the ganglia

Anonymous said...

Herpes Simplex (1?)..spinal column