Pediatric Vignette/ Pediatric Board Exam Questions / Rashes

The following questions are based on the Pediatric Clinical Vignette to the right ! 

Question 1

The most likely explanation for this patient's presentation would be

A) Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura

B) Histiocytosis Type 1

C) Histiocytosis Type 2

D) Acrodermatitis enteropathica

E) Wiskott Aldrich syndrome

Question 2) 

Which of the following is seen in patients with this disorder? 

A) Splenomegaly

B) Birbeck granules

C) Atopic dermatitis 

D) Vitiligo

E) Reactive Airway disease

Question 3) 

Which of the following best describes the primary inheritance pattern of this disorder ? 

A) Autosomal dominant 

B) Autosomal recessive 

C) X- Linked recessive

D) X- Linked dominant 

E) Random mutation 

In order to answer this question, or any question that is presented with a clinical vignette it is important to break the question down as follows. This will allow you to identify what exactly is being asked with the key words pointing to the correct diagnosis. ..