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Test yourself on itchy rashes

Test your knowledge of rashes with our clinical quiz. Are these statements true or false? Find the answers at the bottom of the page

Test your knowledge of rashes with our clinical quiz. Are these statements true or false? Find the answers at the bottom of the page

1 Scabies


A Is often transmitted via towels, bedding and clothing
B Causes itching which is characteristically worse at night or after bathing
C Requires treatment of all household members simultaneously
D Itching results from the mites' burrows
E Patients should be advised the irritation may take a few days to settle

2 Pompholyx


A Is most common in patients in their early 20s
B May require systemic steroids when severe
C Is usually asymmetrical
D Can be provoked by a fungal infection elsewhere on the body
E Responds well to antibiotics

3 Urticaria


A Has no apparent cause in the majority of cases
B Is experienced by about 5% of individuals at some time in their life
C May be the presenting feature of SLE and viral hepatitis
D Is defined as chronic when it persists for more than three weeks
E Has a worse prognosis if accompanied by angio-oedema

4 Lichen planus


A Usually responds to mild topical steroids
B Does not affect the nails or scalp
C May leave areas of hyperpigmentation
D May demonstrate Koebner's phenomenon
E In the mouth may predispose to squamous cell carcinoma

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