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2009 Series -  June 9, 2009 Lecture 30 of 52  NEXT»

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This 10-month-old boy was presented for examination with a history of reddish discoloration of the forehead on the right present since birth. Pregnancy, birth, and developmental history was said to be normal. There are two older siblings, a boy and a girl who are normal. There is no family history of this kind of problem. The child appears healthy otherwise.

1. The most likely diagnosis is:

a. Sturge-Weber syndrome
b. cradle cap
c. heat rash
d. Olivetti syndrome
e. none of the above

2. The principal ocular complication with early onset to be expected in this type of patient is:

a. cataract
b. granulomatous uveitis
c. retinal detachment
d. glaucoma
e. none of the above

3. The family asked if this type of problem is likely to occur again if they have more children. Your answer would be:
a. This only occurs in males and there is a 50% chance that any male child would be affected.
b. Once this condition occurs, there is a 50% chance that any child, male or female, will be affected.
c. This condition is not usually familial and generally affects both sexes equally.
d. There is no way of knowing what is to be expected in a case like this.
e. none of the above

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