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The Dermatologist’s Board Review - October 2019

The Dermatologist’s Board Review - October 2019

The contents of these questions are taken from the Galderma Pre-Board Webinar. The Pre-Board Webinar is now an online course. For details, go to

Board Review October 2019 discolored nail

1. After a pedicure, this patient’s great toe became discolored. It is most probably:

a) Candidiasis

b) Aspergillosis

c) Subungual hematoma

d) Pseudomonas infection

e) Allergic reaction to nail polish








Board Review October 2019 scleroderma

2. This patient with scleroderma (on the right) has a nail plate showing a greater transverse than longitudinal dimension—the reverse of normal. Such a nail is referred to as:

a) Inverse pterygium 

b) Clubbing

c) Koilonychia

d) Onychorrhexis

e) Racket nail (brachyonychia)

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