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2008 Series -  April 8, 2008 Lecture 39 of 53  NEXT»

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The patient is a 6-week-old boy.  He has significant problems, but he is taken to the ophthalmologist because of the parents' concerns that the eyes are drying out due to exposure.  This disease has occurred in several males on the motherís side.

1.  This childís condition is called:   
 

a. ichtyosis or ichtyosiform erythroderma
b. leprosy
c. Selwinís syndrome
d.  arthrogryposis
e. none of the above

2.  The condition is most likely to be inherited as: 
 

a. autosomal recessive
b. autosomal dominant
c. X linked
d.  sporadic
e. none of the above

3.  Treatment would be carried out with:
 
a. Pan laser application
b. a sun lamp for 2 hours a day
c. nothing because it is basically untreatable
d.  simple emollients like petroleum jelly or mineral oil with antibiotics if infected plus preservative free lubricants for the eye
e. all of the above

For answers to the above, click here on or after April 15, 2008.

 

 


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