Foot Odor Quiz: 8 Basic Questions

July 13, 2016

Take this quick quiz to test your knowledge of a common cutaneous bacterial infection.

You could barely tolerate the 17-year-old girl’s foot odor when you entered the exam room. The patient had noticed “small holes” on the soles of her feet over the previous 4 to 6 months, and the malodor had progressed dramatically. Physical examination found the holes and plaque-like areas of ulceration. You determined that her condition was pitted keratolysis.

The diagnosis often is made by visual examination and recognizing the odor. Skin biopsy may be needed. Take this quick quiz to test your knowledge of a common cutaneous bacterial infection.

Note: If you would like more information on any of the questions, a link to the original article, “A Bad Case of Bromhidrosis in a Teenage Girl,” is provided on the last page of the quiz.

 

Question 1:

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

 

Question 2.

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The correct answer is B. False

 

Question 3.

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The correct answer is A. Kytococcus sedentarius

 

Question 4.

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The correct answer is B. Warm, moist

 

Question 5.

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The correct answer is C. Proteases

 

Question 6.

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The correct answer is A. Sulfur

 

Question 7.

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The correct answer is B. Use occlusive footwear whenever possible

 

Question 8.

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The correct answer is A. True

For more information on all questions and answers, please visit “A Bad Case of Bromhidrosis in a Teenage Girl.”