Monkeypox mimickers

Published: 19 December 2022| Version 2 | DOI: 10.17632/jzj496vbf2.2
Nikhil Mehta,


Supplementary figure 1 Diseases presenting as outbreaks of blistering exanthems A) Monkeypox- pustular, targetoid, centrally crusted lesions at genital and peri-genital area B) Chickenpox- superficial ‘dewdrop on rose petal’ blisters C) Gianotti-Crosti syndrome- papulo-vesicles at knee D) Hand foot mouth disease- lesions over hands and feet E) Hand foot mouth disease- targetoid, centrally crusted and umbilicated lesions over buttocks F) Hand foot mouth disease- oral erosions. Supplementary figure 2 Genital diseases which can be confused with monkeypox A) Solid papule of molluscum contagiosum at glans, which can be mistaken for a vesicle B) Umbilicated perianal papules of molluscum contagiosum in a child C) Circular and polycyclic erosions of genital herpes D) Excoriated papules of scabies at genitals, which can be mistaken for papulo-vesicles E) Multiple painless elevated and indurated primary syphilitic chancres F) Fixed drug eruption at shaft of penis presenting as painful dusky erythematous edematous plaque with a small erosion.



All India Institute of Medical Sciences


Dermatology, Sexually Transmitted Infection, Chickenpox