the rupture of a varicella vesicle on very slight pressure with the finger, greater pressure being necessary to break the vesicles of smallpox, herpes, or other affections.
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Sklowsky symptomAn obsolete clinical test for differentiating the vesicles of varicella (chickenpox), which rupture easily with pressure, from those of smallpox (the last case of which occurred in 1978) or herpes, both of which require more pressure.
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Sklowsky,E.L., 20th century German physician.
Sklowsky symptom - the rupture of a varicella vesicle on very slight pressure with the finger.
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