8 Typical Atypical Mole Questions

August 17, 2016
Leo Robert
Leo Robert

A young athlete presents with multiple moles on his chest and back. What’s a primary care physician to do? Test your knowledge with this quiz.

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A 16-year-old basketball player appears healthy, and nothing in his past medical history says otherwise. But multiple moles are noted on his chest and back. Ultimately, a diagnosis is made: familial atypical multiple mole melanoma (FAMMM) syndrome (dysplastic nevi).

So what is a primary care physician to do when this patient presents? Test your knowledge of atypical moles by taking this quick quiz.

Note: If you would like more information on any of the questions, a link to the original article, “A Teenager with Multiple Moles,” is provided on the last page of the quiz.

 

Question 1:

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The correct answer is C. ≤ 6 mm in diameter

 

Question 2.

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The correct answer is A. True

 

Question 3.

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The correct answer is B. 5% to 15%

 

Question 4.

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The correct answer is C. 10%

 

Question 5.

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The correct answer is D. > 33%

 

Question 6.

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The correct answer is D. A, B, and C

 

Question 7.

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The correct answer is A. Asymmetry, Border, Color, Diameter

 

Question 8.

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The correct answer is B. Itching

For more information on all questions and answers, please visit “A Teenager with Multiple Moles.”