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Friday, February 09, 2007



1) Wood Lamp not useful in

a. Tinea capitis

b. Warts

c. Tinea versicolor

d. Erythrasma

Answer b) Warts

Reference: SARP - SARP 6th Edition : Page PARAS - PARAS 4th Edition : Page Sure Sucess in PG Entrance 1st Edition :





Post inflammatory



Totally white


Coral Red

Tinea Capitis

Brilliant Green

Tinea Versicolor

Dull Yellow


Pale Blue/Green

Tuberous Sclerosis (Ash Leaf)

Blue white

Urine in Porphyria Cutanea Tarda

Pinkish Red

2) Poikiloderma presents with

a. Atrophy,

b. Telangiectasia,

c. Pigmentary changes

d. All of the above

Answer d: All of the above

Reference: Poikiloderma of Civatte refers to erythema associated with a mottled pigmentation seen on the sides of the neck, most commonly in women. Civatte first described the condition in 1923. Poikiloderma of Civatte is a condition affecting the skin. Many consider it to be a reaction pattern of the skin and not a disease. The term poikiloderma refers to the combination of atrophy, telangiectasia, and pigmentary changes (both hypopigmentation and hyperpigmentation). Poikilodermatous lesions may be seen in certain genodermatoses (Rothmund-Thomson syndrome, Bloom syndrome, dyskeratosis congenita), in connective tissue diseases (dermatomyositis, lupus erythematosus), in parapsoriasis/mycosis fungoides, and in radiodermatitis.

3) PUVA therapy is indicated in

a. Psoriasis

b. Vitiligo

c. Alopecia Areata

d. Any of the above

Answer d) Any of the above

Reference: Harrison 15th Edition Chapter 57

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