Dermatomyositis Quiz: 8 Key Questions

June 2, 2016
Leo Robert
Leo Robert

Take this quick quiz to test your knowledge of a relatively uncommon inflammatory muscle disease.

A 7-year-old girl experiences muscle weakness, fatigue, occasional fevers, difficulty swallowing, and a facial rash. Her muscle and skin symptoms at first seem unrelated, but then the diagnosis becomes clear: dermatomyositis.

Take this quick quiz to test your knowledge of a relatively uncommon inflammatory muscle disease.

Note: If you would like more information on any of the questions, a link to the original article, “A Very Weak Young Girl with a Rash,” is provided on the last page of the quiz.

 

Question 1:

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The correct answer is A. An idiopathic inflammatory disorder of the skin and striated muscle

 

Question 2.

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The correct answer is C. Sequelae include calcinosis, ulcers and, in most cases, CNS neuropathy.

 

Question 3.

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The correct answer is B. False

 

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 C. Anti-Jo-1

 

Question 6.

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The correct answer is B. False

 

Question 7.

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The correct answer is B. Decreased concentration of muscle enzymes

 

Question 8.

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The correct answer is D. Corticosteroids, typically with an immunosuppressive agent

For more information on all questions and answers, please visit  “A Very Weak Young Girl with a Rash.”