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A 30 year old male is admitted to hospital with fever and a widespread ill-defined burning macular rash on his trunk. Nikolsky’s sign is positive and he is suspected to have Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis. Which one of the following scores can be used to determine disease severity and assess his prognosis?


You review a 60 year old lady with vulval lichen sclerosus in a follow up dermatology clinic. Which one of the following clinical features is least in-keeping with this condition?


A 30 year old male presents with a patchy red rash on his scalp and behind the ears. It is not itchy but he is bothered about the cosmetic appearance as some areas look yellow in colour with scale. There are similar patches around his nose and upper trunk. He has no other skin conditions …

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A 17 year old girl presents with multiple pustules and papules on her cheeks. There are no obvious triggers although she suspects her skin is worse during exam periods. Drug history includes a Salbutamol inhaler and Cerazette. On examination papules and pustules are evident as well as ‘ice-pick’ scarring. What is the most likely diagnosis?


A 40 year old lady presents with a 2 month history of facial flushing and spots coming up on her cheeks. She denies using any new skin products and works in a bakery. She tells you she used to suffer with acne in her teens. Her BMI is 32 and she has no other medical …

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You are considering the differential diagnosis of a lesion you have just seen in a female patient in her thirties. In which one of the following conditions is it characteristic for central dimpling to occur secondary to pinching the lesion?


A 67 year old patient has progressive dysphagia, weight loss and dyspepsia. An upper abdominal mass is palpable. Which of the following is the most commonly associated skin sign associated with the likely diagnosis?


Tracy is 36 years old and has recently been diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). She is distressed by excessive and thick hair on her face and present to her GP. She has managed to lose one stone in weight, but continues to smoke 10 cigarettes per day and over the counter hair removal products …

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You have a lengthy consultation with a 20 year old lady who presents with chronic urticaria and are trying to determine the exact cause. What type of urticaria is caused by sweating?


You see a 45 year old lady with a lesion that looks typical of Granuloma annulare. Which one of the following conditions is sometimes associated with Granuloma annulare?


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