A 41-year-old member asked:
How is chickenpox different from smallpox?
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Pediatrics 46 years experience
Different virus: Smallpox has been listed as erradicated by the who.Case fatality rate ran about 30% compaired to <.001%. Blisters were often dime sized and seen on the face early before covering the body. Chickenpox blisters are seen early on the neck & behind the ear and seldom bigger than a pea.
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Dermatology 27 years experience
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Psychiatry 25 years experience
Smallpox /chickenpox: All naturally occurring smallpox has been eradicated. Incubation is 7 to 17 days for smallpox & 10 to 21 days for chickenpox. With smallpox most lesions are in same stage of development, are more frequent on face & extremities than trunk & are often on soles & palms. With Chickenpox most lesions are on trunk & not on feet/palms. New lesions come up in succession – so they are in different stages
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Last updated Oct 21, 2015
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