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Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association

December 2011, Volume 3 Number 6 , p 377 - 378


  • Christina P. Linton


1. Pachyonychia congenita is typically characterized by all of the following clinical features except a. Thickened nail beds on fingers and toes. b. Palmar and plantar hyperkeratosis. c. Inflamed, scaly plaques on elbows and knees. d. Leukokeratosis of the mucous membranes. 2. A 6-month-old infant presents with a ring of hair on the middle of her scalp that is significantly longer and darker than the rest of her hair. There is a slightly elevated flesh-colored neoplasm in the center of the hair ring. Which of the following treatment plans would be most appropriate? a. Trim the hair and monitor for continued high growth rate b. Biopsy the neoplasm to rule out malignancy c. Reassure her parents that this is the result of a congenital scalp nevus d. Order a CT scan to evaluate for underlying pathology 3. What condition is associated with Wickham's striae? a. Lymphangioma b. Pityriasis lichenoides c. Leukoplakia d. Lichen planus 4. Which of the following oral medications is the least likely to lead to the development of pseudotumor cerebri? a. Isotretinoin b. Dapsone c. Minocycline d. Prednisone 5. When was the first issue of the Journal of Dermatology Nurses' Association published? a. January-February 2007 b. January-February 2008 c. January-February 2009 d. January-February 2010 6. Dermatomyositis is associated with all of the following signs except a. Trousseau sign b. Gottron sign c. Heliotrope sign d. Shawl sign 7. Most adult head lice cannot live more than _____ away from a human host. a. 12 hours b. 24 hours c. 36 hours d. 48 hours 8. Which of the following bullous conditions is characterized by subepidermal blistering? a. Staphylococcal scalded-skin syndrome b. Dermatitis herpetiformis c. Pemphigus vulgaris d. Herpesvirus infection 9. When excising a primary cutaneous melanoma with a tumor thickness of 0.8 mm, what is the recommended surgical margin? a. 0.5-1.0 cm

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