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2008 Series : September 2, 2008

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An 8-year-old child presented with redness and discharge in his eyes and complained of itching, light sensitivity, and was noted to have blepharospasm in both eyes. He appears normal otherwise. The most prominent feature of his eyes is noted in the photographs.

1. The most likely diagnosis is?

a. Vitamin A deficiency
b. vernal keratoconjunctivitis
c. leprosy
d. xircumlimbal necrosis
e. Bitotís spots

2. What else is likely to be true about this patient?

a. The patient is a boy.
b. The condition is allergic.
c. The condition tends to be life long.
d. Lymphadenopathy is a likely associated finding.
e. only (a) and (b)

3. Suitable treatment for this condition is?
a. A mast cell stabilizers such as Cromolyn sodium
b. carefully monitored topical steroids
c. cold compresses
d. topical nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drops
e. all of the above

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