IASbaba’s TLP OPTIONAL – 2017 : Medical Science [11th Sep, 2017] – Day 45

  • September 11, 2017
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IASbaba’s TLP OPTIONAL – 2017 : Medical Science [11th Sep, 2017] – Day 45


1. A housewife develops itching and irritation in the webs of the hands, following peeling/cutting of vegetables such as jackfruit and ladyfinger. It is relieved slightly on washing with cold water.

A. What is the likely diagnosis.
B. Describe the etiopathogenesis, management and prevention of this condition.

2. A young adult presents with erythematous, raised , scaly plaques of various sizes all over the body, especially the extensor aspect.

A. What other areas you will examine and what clinical tests will you perform to clinch the diagnosis.
B. Enumerate the involvement of other systems and their presenting features.
C. List the drugs that can be used in cases not responding to the standard management.

3. Describe the clinical features of one  non- infective and one parasitic, infective dermatosis. Describe the histopathological features of above conditions in a healthy adult and in immunocompromised individual.

4. A young adult male presented to the medical ICU with extensive blistering lesions of skin and mucosal surfaces. This was preceded by history of high grade fever and malaise for 7 days.

A. What is your diagnosis and suspected etiopathogenesis.
B. Outlined the steps of management and briefly state the prognosis.

5. A 25 year old unmarried female presents with asymptomatic depigmented macules of various sizes over the breast, back, arms and legs for the last two years.

A. List the differential diagnosis.
B. How would you investigate this patient.
C. How would you treat the most common condition manifesting with given symptomatology.

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