MN555-02: Unit 1 Quiz

MN555-02: Unit 1 Quiz

Question 1.                 An acutely presenting, erythematous, tender lump within the eyelid is called:







Question 4.                 Which of the following statements is true concerning the use of bilberry as a complementary therapy for cataracts?

The body converts bilberry to vitamin A, which helps to maintain a healthy lens.

Bilberry blocks an enzyme that leads to sorbitol accumulation that contributes to cataract formation in diabetes.

Bilberry boosts oxygen and blood delivery to the eye.

Bilberry is a good choice for patients with diabetes as it does not interact with antidiabetic drugs.


Question 5.                 A 65-year-old man presents to the clinician with complaints of increasing bilateral peripheral vision loss, poor night vision, and frequent prescription changes that started 6 months previously. Recently, he has also been seeing halos around lights. The clinician suspects chronic open-angle glaucoma. Which of the following statements is true concerning the diagnosis of chronic open-angle glaucoma?

The presence of increased intraocular pressure measured by tonometry is definitive for the diagnosis of open-angle glaucoma.

The clinician can definitively diagnosis open-angle glaucoma based on the subjective complaints of the patient.

Physical diagnosis relies on goniscopic evaluation of the angle by an ophthalmologist.

Early diagnosis is essential in order to reverse any damage that has occurred to the optic nerve.


Question 11.               Otitis media is considered chronic when:

Inflammation persists more than 3 months with intermittent or persistent otic discharge.

There are more than six occurrences of otitis media in a 1-year period.

Otitis media does not resolve after two courses of antibiotics.

All of the above



Question 15.               Fluctuations and reductions in estrogen may be a contributing factor in which type of rhinitis?

Vasomotor rhinitis

Rhinitis medicamentosum

Atrophic rhinitis

Viral rhinitis


Question 17.               Which of the following antibiotics provides the best coverage in acute or chronic sinusitis when gram-negative organisms are suspected?

Penicillin V





Question 19.              Which type of stomatitis results in necrotic ulceration of the oral mucous membranes?

Vincent’s stomatitis

Allergic stomatitis

Apthous stomatitis

Herpetic stomatitis


Question 23.               A patient presents to the clinician with a sore throat, fever of 100.7°F, and tender anterior cervical lymphadenopathy. The clinician suspects strep throat and performs a rapid strep test that is negative. What would the next step be?

patient should be instructed to rest and increase fluid intake as the infection is most likely viral and will resolve without antibiotic treatment.

Because the patient does not have strep throat, the clinician should start broad spectrum antibiotics in order to cover the offending pathogen.

A throat culture should be performed to confirm the results of the rapid strep test.

The patient should be treated with antibiotics for strep throat as the rapid strep test is not very sensitive.

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