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Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association

February 2012, Volume 4 Number 1 , p 58 - 59


  • Christina P. Linton


1. Which of the following conditions is not a rickettsial infection? a. Typhus b. Rocky Mountain spotted fever c. Mediterranean spotted fever d. Lyme disease 2. According to the pregnancy category classification system, which of the following medications has the least potential for harm in a pregnant patient? a. Dapsone b. Permethrin c. Methotrexate d. Fluorouracil 3. A middle-aged woman presents with nail dystrophy of a single fingernail. The nail is thickened and has a yellow-white discoloration. There are also multiple longitudinal hollows. Which diagnosis best fits her clinical presentation? a. Onychomatricoma b. Keratoacanthoma c. Glomus tumor d. Subungal exostosis 4. Which type of basal cell carcinoma is the most common? a. Superficial b. Infiltrative c. Morpheaform d. Nodular 5. Which of the following diseases does not respond quickly and consistently to orally administered dapsone? a. Dermatitis herpetiformis b. Pemphigoid gestationis c. Linear IgA dermatosis d. Bullous eruption of systemic lupus erythematosus 6. What is the average incubation period before symptoms develop in a first-time scabies infestation? a. 3-5 days b. 5-10 days c. 2-6 weeks d. 6-10 weeks 7. Which of the following statements are true about apocrine sweat glands? a. They secrete sweat that is hypotonic saline. b. They are responsible for the wet portion of axillary sweat. c. They have a gland lumen that is 10 times larger than that of eccrine glands. d. They respond to cholinergic stimulation. 8. Which of the following is true about alopecia areata? a. Scarring commonly occurs. b. An increased percentage of hairs are in the anagen growth phase. c. Androgens play an important role. d. Intralesional steroids are the treatment of choice for localized areas. 9. The demonstration of bound IgG deposition on the keratinocyte cell surfaces via direct immunofluorescence is most supportive of which diagnosis?

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