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Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association

August 2012, Volume 4 Number 4 , p 261 - 263


  • Christina P. Linton


1. The development of Sweet's syndrome is most commonly associated with which of the following conditions? a. Hematological malignancies b. Pregnancy c. Inflammatory bowel disease d. Upper respiratory tract infection 2. Which of the following medications has not been shown to place patients at risk for developing Stevens-Johnson syndrome or toxic epidermal necrolysis? a. Allopurinol b. Carbamazepine c. Furosemide d. Sulfamethoxazole 3. In the United States, which state was the first to adopt a law banning all minors under the age of 18 years from using tanning beds? a. Arizona b. California c. New York d. Maine 4. Which of the following is not true of segmental vitiligo? a. Often associated with thyroid or other autoimmune diseases b. Distribution is typically unilateral c. Occurs more commonly in children d. More than half of affected individuals have patches of white hair 5. Hyperthyroidism can cause several changes to the skin and skin appendages including all of the following except a. fine, thin hair. b. onycholysis. c. pruritus. d. dry, coarse skin. 6. If a patient presents with prominent telangiectatic vessels on the proximal nail folds, the examination and work-up should focus on evaluating for which of the following diagnoses? a. Ataxia telangiectasia b. Telangiectasia macularis eruptiva perstans c. Dermatomyositis d. Generalized essential telangiectasia 7. Which of the following side effects is not typically associated with the use of spironolactone? a. Breast tenderness b. Dry mouth c. Menstrual irregularities d. Hypotension 8. What is the estimated 5-year survival rate for melanoma that has spread beyond the original area of skin and nearby lymph nodes to other organs (Stage IV)? a. 5%-10% b. 10%-15% c. 15%-20% d. 20%-25% 9. Which of the following axillary conditions is characterized by malodorous sweating? a. Bromhidrosis b. Gustatory hyperhidrosis c.

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