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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 178-180

Rheumatology Quiz

Department of Medicine, PGIMER, Dr R M L Hospital, New Delhi - 110 001, India

Date of Web Publication11-Aug-2016

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Vivek Arya
Department of Medicine, PGIMER, Dr R M L Hospital, New Delhi - 110 001
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0973-3698.188277

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Arya V. Rheumatology Quiz. Indian J Rheumatol 2016;11:178-80

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Arya V. Rheumatology Quiz. Indian J Rheumatol [serial online] 2016 [cited 2022 Dec 3];11:178-80. Available from:

V Arya , V Dhir

The following questions relate to localized scleroderma and mimics of systemic sclerosis.

  1. All the following features distinguish scleroderma mimics from systemic sclerosis except
    1. sparing of the face
    2. absence of calcinosis
    3. absence of nail fold capillary changes
    4. lack of auto antibodies
  2. All the following features are seen in morphea except
    1. skin lesions become hyper-pigmented
    2. sweat glands and hair follicles are lost in lesional skin
    3. histopathology of skin lesions is identical to that in systemic sclerosis
    4. absence of auto antibodies
  3. Which of the following treatments has been shown to be most effective for plaque morphea?
    1. topical corticosteroids
    2. excision of plaque with skin grafting
    3. oral methotrexate
    4. D-penicillamine
  4. All the following are true of linear scleroderma except
    1. occurs more commonly in adults
    2. lesions may involve muscle and bones
    3. en coup de sabre lesions are associated with  Parry-Romberg syndrome More Details
    4. phototherapy and calcipotriene are both effective treatments
  5. Scleromyxedema is associated with
    1. hypothyroidism
    2. hyperthyroidism
    3. acromegaly
    4. paraproteinemia
  6. Histopathological features of the skin lesions of scleromyxedema include all the following except
    1. fibroblast proliferation
    2. mucin deposition in the dermis
    3. atrophic hair follicles
    4. increased elatin fibers
  7. Which of the following treatments is not effective in scleromyxedema?
    1. systemic corticosteroids
    2. imatinib mesylate
    3. melphalan
    4. thalidomide
  8. All of the following drugs can cause sclerosis resembling systemic sclerosis except
    1. buprenorphine
    2. bleomycin
    3. L-tryptophan
    4. pentazocine
  9. All the following are features of scleredema adultorum of Buschke except
    1. sparing of hands and feet
    2. waxy papular deposits on the skin
    3. non-pitting edema
    4. deposition of acid mucopolysaccharides in the dermis
  10. The "groove sign" is seen in
    1. nephrogenic systemic fibrosis
    2. chronic graft versus host disease
    3. Schulman disease
    4. atrophoderma of Pasini and Pierini

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