Microbiology Quiz #54, Red Rashes of Childhood

1. A 4-year-old boy presents with a high fever for three days, which suddenly subsided. On the fourth day, a pinkish rash appeared on his trunk and neck. An image of the rash is shown below. Which of the following is the most likely causative agent? 

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2. A 5-year-old girl is brought to the pediatrician by her parents due to the appearance of a "slapped cheek" rash on her face and a lacy rash on her body. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis? 

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3. A 6-year-old child presents with a fever, cough, coryza, and conjunctivitis. A few days later, a rash appears, starting on the face and spreading to the rest of the body. Koplik spots are noted on oral examination. Which of the following is the causative agent? 

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4. A 13-year-old patient presents with a fever and sore throat, followed by the appearance of a fine, sandpaper-like rash on the body, with the highest intensity noted in the skin folds. The tongue appears red and swollen. A picture of the patient’s tongue is shown. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis? 

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5. A child presents with a low-grade fever and mild upper respiratory symptoms, followed by the development of a fine, pink rash that starts on the face and spreads to the trunk and limbs. The rash fades within three days. Which of the following viruses is the most likely cause? 

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