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Skin Diseases Quiz


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In ________, the toxin produces blisters, honey coloured crusted locally at the site of infection, which can be developed into scalded skin syndrome

A. Scarlet fever

B. Chickenpox

C. Herpes

D. Impetigo


A 4-year old with a blistering skin syndrome was referred to Burns Unit in Hospital Kuala Lumpur. At physical examination, erythema (skin rash caused by inflamed blood capillaries) and exfoliation were present. Culture skin reported Staphylococcus aureus. Which best describes the disease?

A. Scarlet fever

B. Scalded skin syndrome

C. Chickenpox

D. Smallpox


The rash of scarlet fever is caused by specific strains of group A streptococcus which produce __________

A. Exotoxin

B. Endotoxin

C. Lipopolysaccharide

D. Outer cell wall


Strawberry tongue is a common symptom of ______

A. Toxic shock syndrome

B. Scarlet fever

C. Leprosy

D. Impetigo


A patient came to a clinic with skin infection on the face. There were fiery red rash with raised edges that can be easily distinguished from the skin around it. The affected skin was warm to the touch. The patient was also having fever and chills. What is the diagnosis?

A. Erysipelas

B. Necrotising fasciitis

C. Folliculitis

D. Impetigo


Which of the following is FALSE about leprosy?

A. the causative agent is Mycobacterium leprosy

B. the bacteria are acid fast

C. the bacteria are fast-growing

D. this causes the loss of sensory perception


Which of the following pathogen is associated with bioterrorism agent?

A. Acanthamoeba

B. Bacillus anthracis

C. Herpes simplex virus

D. Chickenpox


A patient in his late 50s who suffered from necrotising fasciitis has been reported based on the biopsy results. The patient showed progressive skin lesions indicative of necrotising fasciitis on both the lower extremities. Which is the most immediate treatment for this case?

A. Antibiotics through veins

B. Antibiotics on the skin lesion

C. Anti-inflammatory (steroids)

D. Surgery


Which of the following is an infection associated to contact lens wearer?

A. Neiserria gonorrhoea

B. Herpes simplex virus

C. Staphylococcus aureus

D. Acanthamoeba


Which of the following is FALSE about Opthalmia Neonatorum (conjunctivitis of the newborn)?

A. It is caught during pregnancy from mother to the fetus

B. this disease affects the cornea

C. It is caught during birth by contact with the mother’s birth canal that is infected with STD

D. Neissseria gonorrhoea and Chlamydia are the most common


Thanks to the success of vaccination, in 1980, the World Health Assembly declared __________ eradicated, and no cases of naturally occurring disease have happened since

A. Chickenpox

B. Smallpox

C. Polio

D. Herpes




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