Vesicular eruption 
in an ICU patient

A 31-year-old male with no known medical history had been admitted to the surgical intensive-care unit (ICU) service with traumatic brain injury following a motor-vehicle accident. The surgical team grew concerned about a two-day history of vesicles over the man's trunk and extremities.

On admission to the hospital three weeks earlier, the patient had been intubated and sedated, and then underwent ...