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Revision Questions: Dermatological (Preview)

Sample Questions

  1. List five medications which may cause photosensitivity.
  2. Specify the technical names for Burow’s solution and Condy’s crystals.
  3. Which of the following can be used for eczema: tar, ichthammol, cyclosporine, azathioprine, evening primrose oil
  4. True or false: pimecrolimus may be used for the treatment of eyelid dermatitis.
  5. Which is more potent: triamcinolone or mometasone?

Sample Answers

  1. Some systemic photosensitisers include amiodarone, griseofulvin, NSAIDs, phenothiazines, methoxsalen, quinolones, retinoids, St John’s wort, tetracyclines and thiazides. Examples of topical photosensitisers include triclosan, coal tar derivatives, methoxsalen, retinoids and sulfonamides.
  2. Burow’s solution is aluminium acetate and Condy’s crystals is potassium permanganate.
  3. All except evening primrose oil. There is currently no evidence for the use of evening primrose oil for the treatment of eczema.
  4. True
  5. Mometasone

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