Quiz Paediatrics 006


A 7 year old child has had these lesions on his legs for seven days. His 4 year old sister has the same skin eruption.


a. Describe and interpret his photograph. (30%)
b. Outline your management. (70%)



FACEM VAQ Exam 2007.1 – Question 5

  • Photo showed multiple pustular lesions on the shin typical of impetigo.
  • The overall pass rate for this question was 35/55 (63.6%).
  • Examiners agreed that this a good image of a common paediatric skin infection.
  • Candidates failing the question failed to make the diagnosis of impetigo and/or discuss directly relevant treatment options.

ACEM Fellowship Visual Aid Questions


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