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CHAPTER EIGHT. Atypical Wounds

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Which of the following symptoms is not an indication that the patient has an atypical wound?

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a. Fungating growth of abnormal tissue

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b. Mild-to-moderate pain

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c. Unusual location for the apparent wound diagnosis

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d. Failure to respond to standard care for the apparent diagnosis

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A patient with diabetes presents with systemic signs of fever, malaise, and weakness with erythema of the lower extremity after getting a scratch while doing yard work. The erythema is quickly spreading and small blisters are forming in the area. The recommended initial treatment for a wound of this type is

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a. Anti-inflammatory medications

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b. Local wound care and compression

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c. Referral to infectious disease specialist and surgical debridement

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d. Antiviral medications

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Irritant contact dermatitis is caused by

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a. Allergic reaction to an oral medication

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b. Contact with a caustic substance such as cleaning fluids or poison ivy

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c. Allergic reaction to a specific substance such as latex or perfume

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d. Psychological response to a stressful event

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An elevated lesion less than 10 mm in diameter that contains clear fluid is termed a

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a. Vesicle

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b. Bulla

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c. Pustule

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d. Macule

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The first and most important treatment of toxic epidermal necrolysis is

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a. Determining and giving the correct antibiotic

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b. Identifying and halting the causative medication

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c. Isolation of the patient to prevent spread of the disease

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d. Topical steroids to treat the epidermal inflammation

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Which of the following vasculitic disorders is most likely to have cutaneous lesions?

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a. Giant cell arteritis

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b. Microscopic polyangiitis

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c. Polyarteritis nodosa

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d. Takayasu arteritis

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For which of the following diseases is sharp or selective debridement contraindicated?

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