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Which of the following is not normal microbiota of the skin?

A) Streptococcus
B) Pityrosporum
C) Staphylococcus
D) Propionibacterium
E) Corynebacterium
A) Streptococcus
An 8-year-old female has scabs and pus-filled vesicles on her face
and throat. Three weeks earlier she had visited her grandmother
who had shingles. What infection does the 8 -year-old have?
A) Chickenpox
B) Measles
C) Fever blisters
D) Scabies
E) German measles
A) Chickenpox

Which of the following pairs is mismatched?


A) S. aureus impetigo
B) S. pyogenes erysipelas
C) P. acnes acne
D) P. aeruginosa otitis externa
E) None of the above
E) None of the above
The etiologic agent of warts is
A) Papovavirus.
B) Poxvirus.
C) Herpesvirus.
D) Parvovirus
E) None of the above.
A) Papovavirus.
Which of the following is not a characteristic of P. aeruginosa?
A) Gram-positive rods
B) Oxidative metabolism
C) Oxidase positive
D) Produce pyocyanin
E) None of the above
A) Gram-positive rods
Which of the following pairs is mismatched?
A) Pustular rash smallpox
B) Koplik spots rubella
C) Papular rash measles
D) Vesicular rash chickenpox
E) None of the above
B) Koplik spots rubella
Which of the following is not transmitted by the respiratory route?
A) Smallpox
B) Chickenpox
C) German measles
D) Cold sore
E) None of the above
D) Cold sore
Which of these is not caused by herpesvirus?
A) Chickenpox
B) Shingles
C) Keratoconjunctivitis
D) Smallpox
E) None of the above
D) Smallpox
Thrush and vaginitis are caused by
A) Herpesvirus.

B) Chlamydia trachomatis.
C) Candida albicans.
D) Staphylococcus aureus.
E) Streptococcus pyogenes.
C) Candida albicans.
The greatest single cause of blindness in the world is
A) Neonatal gonorrheal ophthalmia.
B) Keratoconjunctivitis.
C) Trachoma.
D) Inclusion conjunctivitis.
E) Pinkeye.
C) Trachoma.
Which of the following can be treated with topical
chemotherapeutic agents?
A) Herpes gladiatorium
B) Sporotrichosis
C) Dermatomycosis
D) Rubella
E) None of the above
C) Dermatomycosis
Which of the following is not a cause of ringworm?
A) Microsporum
B) Trichophyton
C) Tinea capitis
D) Epidermophyton
E) None of the above
C) Tinea capitis
Newborns eyes are treated with an antibiotic when
A) N. gonorrhoeae is isolated from the eyes.
B) The mother is blind.
C) The mother has genital herpes.
D) The mother has gonorrhea.
E) Always.
E) Always.
A possible complication of herpetic keratitis is
A) Encephalitis.
B) Fever blisters.
C) Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis.
D) Congenital rubella syndrome.
E) None of the above.
A) Encephalitis.
Which of the following is sensitive to penicillin?
A) Chlamydia
B) Herpesvirus
C) Candida

D) Streptococcus
E) Pseudomonas
D) Streptococcus
Which region of the skin supports the largest bacterial population?
A) Axilla
B) Scalp
C) Forearms
D) Legs
E) All are equal
A) Axilla
Which infection is caused by S. aureus?
A) Pimples
B) Sty
C) Furuncle
D) Carbuncle
E) All of the above
E) All of the above
Which of the following is not a characteristic used to identify S.
pyogenes?
A) Coagulase-positive
B) Group A cell wall antigen
C) Group M proteins
D) Beta-hemolytic
E) None of the above
A) Coagulase-positive
Which of the following is not a causative agent of conjunctivitis?
A) Chlamydia trachomatis
B) Herpes simplex
C) Adenovirus
D) Neisseria gonorrhoeae
E) Hemophilus aegyptii
D) Neisseria gonorrhoeae
In which of the following respects is measles similar to German
measles?
A) Rash
B) Etiologic agent
C) Encephalitis as a complication
D) Congenital complications
E) In name only
E) In name only
Vaccination for rubella is
A) Not necessary because the disease is mild.
B) Not necessary if a person has had an infection.
C) Recommended only for pregnant women.

D) Recommended for newborns to prevent congenital disease.


E) None of the above.
E) None of the above.
All of the following statements about congenital rubella syndrome
are true except
A) It is contracted in utero.
B) It may be fatal.
C) It may result in deafness, blindness, and mental retardation.
D) It doesnt occur with subclinical infections.
E) All of the above are true.
D) It doesnt occur with subclinical infections.
The etiologic agent of chickenpox.
A) Herpes simplex
B) Herpes zoster
C) HHV-6
D) Parvovirus
E) Poxvirus
B) Herpes zoster
The etiologic agent of fifth disease.
A) Herpes simplex
B) Herpes zoster
C) HHV-6
D) Parvovirus
E) Poxvirus
D) Parvovirus
The etiologic agent of roseola.
A) Herpes simplex
B) Herpes zoster
C) HHV-6
D) Parvovirus
E) Poxvirus
C) HHV-6
The etiologic agent of fever blisters.
A) Herpes simplex
B) Herpes zoster
C) HHV-6
D) Parvovirus
E) Poxvirus
A) Herpes simplex
Used to treat epidemic herpetic keratitis.
A) Penicillin
B) Sulfonamide
C) Trifluridine
D) Fungicide
E) None of the above

C) Trifluridine
Used to treat smallpox.
A) Penicillin
B) Sulfonamide
C) Trifluridine
D) Fungicide
E) None of the above
E) None of the above
Used to treat sporotrichosis.
A) Penicillin
B) Sulfonamide
C) Trifluridine
D) Fungicide
E) None of the above
D) Fungicide
Used to treat candidiasis.
A) Penicillin
B) Sulfonamide
C) Trifluridine
D) Fungicide
E) None of the above
D) Fungicide
Scabies is a skin disease caused by
A) A slow virus.
B) A protozoan.
C) A mite.
D) A bacterium.
E) A prion.
C) A mite.
Scabies is transmitted by
A) Fomites.
B) Food.
C) Water.
D) Soil.
E) None of the above.
A.) Fomites.
A patient has pus-filled vesicles and scabs on her face, throat, and
lower back. She most likely has
A) Measles.
B) Mumps.
C) Chickenpox.
D) Rubella.
E) Smallpox.
C) Chickenpox.

Which of the following leads to all the others?


A) Toxemia
B) Scalded skin syndrome
C) Staphylococcal infection
D) TSST-1
E) Sudden drop in blood pressure
C) Staphylococcal infection
Herpes gladiatorium is transmitted by
A) Direct contact.
B) The respiratory route.
C) The fecal-oral route.
D) Insect bites.
E) All of the above.
A) Direct contact.
The patient has a papular rash. Microscopic examination of skin
scrapings reveals small 8-legged animals.
A) Candida
B) Microsporum
C) P. aeruginosa
D) S. aureus
E) Scabies
E) Scabies
The patient has vesicles and scabs over her forehead. Microscopic
examination of skin scrapings shows gram-positive cocci in
clusters.
A) Candida
B) Microsporum
C) P. aeruginosa
D) S. aureus
E) Scabies
D) S. aureus
The patient has scaling skin on his fingers. Conidiospores are seen
in microscopic examination of skin scrapings.
A) Candida
B) Microsporum
C) P. aaeruginosa
D) S. aureus
E) Scabies
B) Microsporum
A 45-year-old male has pus-filled vesicles distributed over his back
in the upper right quadrant, over his right shoulder, and upper
right quadrant of his chest. His symptoms are most likely due to
A) Candida albicans.
B) Herpes simplex virus.
C) Staphylococcus aureus.
D) Streptococcus pyogenes.
E) Varicella-zoster virus.

E) Varicella-zoster virus.
A 35-year-old female has a red, raised rash on the inside of her
thighs. Gram -stained skin scrapings show large budding cells with
pseudohyphae. The infection is caused by
A) Candida albicans.
B) Herpes simplex virus.
C) Staphylococcus aureus.
D) Streptococcus pyogenes.
E) Varicella-zoster virus.
A) Candida albicans.
Cytoplasmic inclusions were observed in a fetus that died in utero
after 6 months gestation. The probable cause of the fetuss death
was
A) Fifth disease.
B) Herpes simplex.
C) Measles.
D) Staphylococcus aureus.
E) Streptococcus pyogenes.
A) Fifth disease.
Assume that your lab partner swabs the side of his face and used
the swab to inoculate a nutrient agar plate. The next day, he
performs a Gram stain on the colonies. They are gram-positive
cocci. You advise him that he should next look for
A) An acid-fast reaction.
B) A coagulase reaction.
C) Conidiospores.
D) Pseudohyphae.
E) Pseudopods.
B) A coagulase reaction.
Which of the following is incorrectly matched?
A) Chickenpox Poxvirus
B) Conjunctivitis Chlamydia trachomatis
C) Conjunctivitis Pseudomonas
D) Infected tissue fluoresces Dermatomycosis
E) Opportunistic infection in AIDS patients Candidiasis
A) Chickenpox Poxvirus
A 17-year-old male has pus-filled cysts on his face and upper back.
Microscopic examination reveals gram-positive rods. This infection
is
A) Acne.
B) Boils.
C) Carbuncles.
D) Impetigo.
E) Pimples.
A) Acne.

A 17-year-old male has pus-filled cysts on his face and upper back.
Microscopic examination reveals gram-positive rods. This infection
is caused by
A) Acanthamoeba.
B) Herpes simplex virus.
C) Propionibacterium acnes.
D) Staphylococcus aureus.
E) Streptococcus pyogenes.
C) Propionibacterium acnes.