Monkey Esophagus – Friday Pop Quiz 5/7
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A biopsy for DIF is negative. IIF is positive for IgG antibodies directed against monkey esophagus. Which of the following is true regarding the diagnosis? A. The primary target antigen is desmoglein 1 B. A positive DIF would show intercellular and linear IgG & C3 along the BMZ C. It is associated with bronchiolitis obliterans D. Autoantibody titers correlate with disease activ …
Alopecia – Friday Pop Quiz 4/23
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A 38-year-old African American female presents with grouped follicular papules, acneiform lesions, indurated plaques and tumors which are most pronounced in the head and neck area (see image). The skin lesions are associated with alopecia and mucinorrhea. She has infiltrated plaques in both eyebrows and complains of severe pruritus. She has experienced frequent secondary bacterial infections w …
Submental Injections – Friday Pop Quiz 4/16
Submental Injections
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The following patient recently underwent submental injections of deoxycholic acid (Kybella). One day later, she noticed an inability of her right lip depressors to pull her lip downward and laterally, particularly when smiling. What is the next best step? A. Watchful waiting B. Inject the opposite side to achieve symmetry C. Obtain an MRI D. Inject intralesional corticosteroids …
Infectious Organism – Friday Pop Quiz 4/9/2021
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A patient with AIDS develops purulent nodules and draining sinuses of the neck. Gram stain of pustular contents supports the diagnosis of which infectious organism? A. Actinomyces israelii B. Staphylococcal aureus C. Pseudomonas aeruginosa D. Mucor spp. E. Blastomyces dermatitidis To find out the correct answer and read the explanation, click here.  Brought to you by our bran …