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How much do you know about skin infections?

Are these statements true or false? Find out by clicking on the 'answers' link below.

Are these statements true or false? Find out by clicking on the 'answers' link below.



1. Eczema herpeticum

a Is widespread Herpes simplex infection on eczematous skin

b Is often associated with systemic upset

c Requires topical acyclovir

d Is characterised by painful, uniform, punched-out lesions

e Is also known as Kaposi's varicelliform eruption
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2. Lymphangitis

a Is superficial spread of infection along venous channels

b Characteristically causes a linear, red lesion

c Is usually caused by staphylococcal infection

d Has a differential including cellulitis and thrombophlebitis

e Can occasionally cause permanent damage leading to persistent oedema
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3. Hot tub folliculitis

a Is caused by infection of the skin with Staphyloccocus aureus

b Is pruritic

c Begins between six hours and several days after exposure

d Requires aggressive treatment

e May be prevented by showering after exposure
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4. Tinea cruris

a Typically causes an asymmetrical, itchy rash in the groin

b Is equally common in men and women

c Associated athlete's foot should be treated

d Characteristically affects the penis and scrotum in men

e Usually settles with imidazole cream

Eczema herpeticum Lymphangitis Hot tub folliculitis Tinea cruris Answers

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