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The main predisposing cause of the common basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas of the human skin is:

a. Viral infection
b. Gamma (X-ray) radiation
c. Ultraviolet light
d. Atmospheric hydrocarbons
c. Ultraviolet light
Which of the following disease entities can be caused by the human papilloma virus?

a. Acne vulgaris
b. Furunculosis (boils)
c. Erysipelas
d. Condyloma acuminata (genital warts)
d. Condyloma acuminata (genital warts)
All of the following are generally true about childhood hemangiomas of the skin except:

a. Occur after years of exposure to ultraviolet light
b. Are not malignant
c. Show spontaneous regression
d. Are red due to proliferation of blood vessels
a. Occur after years of exposure to ultraviolet light
All of the following statements are true regarding malignant melanomas except:

a. Usually occur in light skinned individuals
b. Do not metastasize
c. Prognosis relates to depth of invasion of tumor
d. May occur on mucous membranes
b. Do not metastasize
Which of the following disease entities can be caused by Staphylococcus aureus?

a. Acne vulgaris
b. Scabies
c. Erysipelas
d. Condyloma acuminata (genital warts)
c. Erysipelas
Vesicles and large bullae formed in mucous membranes and skin may result in severe illness or death in:

a. Systemic lupus erythematosus
b. Psoriasis
c. Pemphigus vulgaris
d. Deep fungus infections
c. Pemphigus vulgaris
Psoriasis is an inflammatory disease of skin which is best characterized as:

a. A fungal infection
b. A disease whose etiology is unknown
c. A viral infection
d. An autoimmune disease
b. A disease whose etiology is unknown
Streptococcus is associated with which of the following skin diseases?

a. Acne vulgaris
b. Furunculosis
c. Cellulitis
d. Warts
c. Cellulitis
Which of the following physical agents is the cause of increased skin cancers?

a. Ultraviolet radiation from sunlight
b. Therapeutic ionizing radiation
c. Electrical burns
d. Thermal burns
a. Ultraviolet radiation from sunlight
Which of the following is the most common skin cancer in humans?

a. Malignant melanoma
b. Squamous cell carcinoma
c. Basal cell carcinoma
d. Melanocytic nevi
c. Basal cell carcinoma
An example of a benign neoplastic proliferation of basal cells of the epidermis of older individuals is:

a. Melanocytic nevus
b. Psoriasis
c. Urticaria
d. Seborrheic keratosis
d. Seborrheic keratosis
Which of the following is not a likely cause of contact dermatitis?

a. Poison Ivy
b. Hayfever
c. Exposure to sunlight
d. Cosmetics
c. Exposure to sunlight
Which of the following is a term often used to describe dermatitis:

a. Eczema
b. Candidiasis
c. Psoriasis
d. Nevus
a. Eczema
A common superficial bacterial skin infection occurring mostly in children is:

a. Verruca vulgaris
b. Impetigo
c. Psoriasis
d. Contact dermatitis
b. Impetigo
Which of the following is not a superficial skin infection:

a. Candidiasis
b. Impetigo
c. Contact dermatitis
d. Verruca vulgaris
c. Contact dermatitis
Skin infection with human papilloma virus (HPV) is associated with which condition:

a. Common warts (genital or on feet)
b. Cellulitis
c. Acne
d. Cold sores
a. Common warts (genital or on feet)
Which of the following is not true about the herpes simplex virus:

a. Seen as grouped vesicles in a cluster
b. Primary infection often is in childhood
c. Produces lifelong immunity
d. Primary infection is often subclinical (not manifest visually)
c. Produces lifelong immunity
Which of the following is an example of a superficial fungal skin infection:

a. Cold sore
b. Ringworm
c. Cellucitis
d. Impetigo
b. Ringworm
Which of the following is a feature of common acne (acne vulgaris)

a. Release of oil from the sebaceous glands is blocked causing local inflammatory reaction
b. Sudden onset of symmetrical red lesions
c. Diseased cells proliferate at the epidermal-dermal junction
d. Related to sun-exposure
a. Release of oil from the sebaceous glands is blocked causing local inflammatory reaction
Which of the following is not true about malignant melanomas:

a. Appear most commonly in light-skinned individuals
b. Is a malignancy of the melanocytes
c. Generally do not metasticize
d. Has a relationship to sun exposure
c. Generally do not metasticize