Alopecia Spot Quiz: 8 Basic Questions

April 28, 2016
Leo Robert
Leo Robert

A boy’s bald spot has been present since birth. Take this quiz to test your knowledge of the most common congenital cicatricial alopecia.

An 8-year-old boy has a smooth, oval, ~3.5-cm (in diameter) midline defect at the vertex of his scalp. The lesion is devoid of hair, forming an area of cicatrical alopecia. There has never been hair in the bald spot, which has been present since birth. In some cases, the boy’s condition is the primary disorder; in others, it occurs in association with other underlying disorders.

Take this spot quiz to test your knowledge of the most common congenital cicatricial alopecia.

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

 

Question 1:

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The correct answer is C. Aplasia cutis congenita

 

Question 2.

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The correct answer is C. Erythrasma

 

Question 3.

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The correct answer is A. True

 

Question 4.

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

 

Question 5.

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The correct answer is B. Ultrasonography

 

Question 6.

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The correct answer is A. True

 

Question 7.

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The correct answer is C. Only when signs of bacterial infection are present

 

Question 8.

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The correct answer is B. Antihistamines

For more information on all questions and answers, please visit  “A Boy with a Bald Spot.”