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Perioral dermatitis key points test

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Periorificial dermatitis affects which of the following sites: * Nipples *! Chin * Neck * Nails Explanation: Periorificial dermatitis affects the skin around the mouth, nose and eyes and sometimes around genitocrural orifices. The following skin lesions are not due to perioral dermatitis: * Papules *! Comedones * Pustules * Cysts Explanation: Perioral / periorificial dermatitis is characterized by slightly scaly erythematous papules, pustules and patches. Which of the following are effective treatments for perioral dermatitis? * Aqueous cream as a moisturiser * Betamethasone valerate cream * Ethinyl oestrodiol / cyproterone acetate *! Minocycline capsules Explanation: Perioral / periorificial dermatitis is effectively treated with oral tetracycline or macrolide antibiotics.