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CPD SAJCH July 2011.

1. Which one of the following is NOT a recognised cause of chorea:

A. Sydenham's disease

B. Basal ganglia neurocysticercosis

C. Cerebellar astrocytoma

D. Wilson's disease

E. Systemic lupus erythematosus.

2. Which one of the following is NOT a recognised complication of excessive solar ultraviolet radiation:

A. Photo-ageing

B. Cataracts

C. Scalp hair loss

D. Immune suppression

E. Skin cancer.

3. Which one of the following is NOT a recognised component of strategies to reduce child injuries in motor vehicle accidents:

A. Education for road safety

B. Environment modification by appropriate child restraints

C. Engineering of cars for seatbelts

D. Excellent statistics of child accidents

E. Enforcement of legislation.

4. Which one of the following is NOT a recognised component of the Integrated Malaria Management strategy to overcome the scourge of malaria in Africa:

A. Effective case management

B. Integrated vector control by indoor spraying

C. Continuing prophylactic treatment of young children

D. Environmental management of mosquito breeding sites

E. Personal protection from mosquito bites.

5. Which one of the following is NOT usually associated with the diagnosis of vertebral or spinal cord disease:

A. Back pain and tenderness

B. Involuntary movements

C. Motor deficits with normal cranial nerves

D. Sensory abnormalities

E. Sphincter disturbances.

6. True (A) or false (B):

Skin cancer is one of the commonest histologically diagnosed cancers.

7. True (A) or false (B):

The amount of solar radiation in South Africa has remained constant over the past 20 years.

8. True (A) or false (B):

Solar radiation exposure is highest at the coast in South Africa.

9. True (A) or false (B):

Sun exposure by the skin is required for the production of vitamin D.

10. True (A) or false (B):

Chloroquine resistance is due to mutations in Plasmodium falciparum genes.

11. True (A) or false (B):

Malaria resistance monitoring is best done by using chloroquine and observing the clinical response.

12. True (A) or false (B):

The prevalence of P. falciparum chloroquine resistance transporter (pfcrt) gene mutations can be used as a molecular marker for resistance.

13. True (A) or false (B):

Chloroquine resistance is associated with cross-resistance for amodiaquine.

14. True (A) or false (B):

Children have a right to be protected from injury under the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

15. True (A) or false (B):

Most traffic casualties and deaths occur in the high-income countries because of the high number of motor vehicles.

16. True (A) or false (B):

Infants are at high risk of injury in motor accidents because of their proportionally large heads and weak necks.

17. True (A) or false (B):

Malignant spinal cord compression is adequately diagnosed clinically together with an X-ray of the spine.

18. True (A) or false (B):

Neuroenteric cysts are embryologically quite separate from bronchial-oesophageal duplication cysts.

19. True (A) or false (B):

A diagnostic feature of rhabdomyosarcoma is a positive stain for skeletal muscle differentiation.

20. True (A) or false (B):

Neuroenteric cysts are foregut duplication cysts associated with vertebral anomalies.
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Publication:South African Journal of Child Health
Date:Jul 1, 2011
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