A child is admitted to the emergency room with her mother. Her mother states that she has been exposed to chickenpox.
During the assessment, the nurse would note a characteristic rash:
A . That is covered with vesicular scabs all in the macular stage
B . That appears profusely on the trunk and sparsely on the extremities
C . That first appears on the neck and spreads downward
D . That appears especially on the cheeks, which gives a “slapped-cheek” appearance
(A) A rash with vesicular scabs in all stages (macule, papule, vesicle, and crusts).
(B) A rash that appears profusely on the trunk and sparsely on the extremities.
(C) A rash that first appears on the neck and spreads downward is characteristic of rubeola and rubella.
(D) A rash, especially on the cheeks, that gives a “slapped-cheek” appearance is characteristic of roseola.