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Note multinucleated giant cells.
Varicella virus infection.
Tzanck stain of a blister exudate is a simple and useful method for identifying multinucleated giant cells and intranuclear inclusions that are highly characteristic of HZV infection.
Vesicular fluid smear
Katsumi M. Miyai, M.D., Ph.D
Department of Pathology
School of Medicine
University of California, San Diego
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