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Herpetic infection, Tzanck smear Giemsa's stain of vesicle contents demonstrating multinucleated giant cells (fused virally infected keratinocytes) are indicative of a herpetic infection.

Source: Kane K, Nambudiri VE, Stratigos AJ. Color Atlas & Synopsis of Pediatric Dermatology, 3e; 2016.

Leah Carton

Associate Editor - Pediatrics, Dermatology, Geriatrics , McGraw Hill