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What causes bumps on nose/face??

Discussion in 'Step I' started by grw0o, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. grw0o

    grw0o Senior Member
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    I remember seeing a question with a side shot picture of a 17yo male with bumps on his nose/face... Gah I wish I can remember where I saw that picture.... It was either from NBME I/UsmleRx/UsmleWorld.. Anyways - if anyone knows what I'm talking about (long shot) let me know cause it's driving me crazy..
     
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  3. anesthesiarocks

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    molluscum contagiosum......it's a poxvirus and is seen in AIDS patients.
     
  4. Long Dong

    Long Dong My middle name is Duc.
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    I remember one on the nbme from 2 years ago, i think it was TS w/sebacous adenomas (to lazy to check spelling) and it asked about something related to the Pt. I said MR or need a CT, not to sure was awhile ago.
     
  5. grw0o

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    Ohh yeah and the bumps seemed to be evenly distributed and weren't red or inflammed so it wouldn't be molluscum contagiosum.

    Yeah Long Dong, it did ask for some kind of relationship if I recall.. Sebacous adenomas? I swear...
     
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    molluscum contagiosum doesn't have to be red or inflamed looking. Can be flesh colored or red with white middle.
     
  7. Doc 2b

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    Molluscum can be red or fleshy. Key is pedunculated center with inclusion bodies. I think your talking about TS though. I remember a pic, if it's the same one, with a kid with TS that had this grin that made me want to punch a baby. Don't know if it's the same one but I'll never forget it.
     
  8. exmike

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    sounds like tuberous sclerosis like long said
    neurofibromatosis another possibility
     
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    basupran ortho, study, cars, lift
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    Any facial abnormalities? Approximate density?
    Molluscum
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    Tuber
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    NF
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  10. grw0o

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    Yeah i found a picture exactly like it on google - tuberous sclerosis with seb. adenoma. Now I remember it was on the NBME I form... Goljan doesn't have it in his book - no wonder I blanked on it.
     
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    DOCTORSAIB Ophtho or bust!
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    I remember that question. Those are sebaceous adenomas (a better term is angiofibromas) and the Dx is Tuberous Sclerosis.

    CT/MRI of the head is indicated as they get hamartomas of the CNS, especially in the retina, cortex and periventricular region.

    NOTE: Lets put "NBME question" in the title of such threads. It's not fair to those students who haven't taken the NBME practice exams to see such questions on SDN inadvertently. It decreases the predictive power of the tests for them! :)
     
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    As long as that one isn't on NBME 3 I won't have to bitch slap anyone...
     

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