Self-assessment questions and learning guides

Self-assessment questions and learning guides


• What features of oral ulcers would suggest viral infection as the cause?
• What tests are available to identify the presence of viral infection? For which orofacial infections might they be diagnostic?
• What treatment and advice would be appropriate for the parent of a child with primary Herpes simplex infection?
• What are the significant complications of Herpes zoster infection of the head and neck?
• A child has small ulcers on the palate suggestive of viral infection. How would you investigate them? Should they be advised to take time off school?
• Are universal infection control procedures sufficient for a patient with oral primary syphilis?
• Why do candidal infections tend to recur?
• A patient presents with angular stomatitis. How should they be investigated and treated and what would you do if treatment failed?


• How may a traumatic ulcer be differentiated from squamous cell carcinoma?
• How would you investigate a patient with recurrent aphthous stomatitis to exclude underlying predisposing causes?
• What treatments are available for recurrent aphthous stomatitis? What are their advantages and disadvantages?
• What questions would you ask a patient if you were considering making the diagnosis of Behçet’s disease?
• Which chronic mucosal diseases cause persistent ulcers?
• How may lichen planus and lichenoid reactions be differentiated?
• What is the value of biopsy in the diagnosis of lichen planus?
• How would you investigate a patient with desquamative gingivitis to differentiate the possible causes?
• What are the similarities and differences between the lesions of lupus erythematosus and lichen planus?
• How may the chronic ulcers of vesiculo-bullous diseases be differentiated from those in lichen planus?
• What special precautions are required when taking a biopsy for the diagnosis of pemphigus or pemphigoid?
• Primary herpetic gingivostomatitis and severe erythema multiforme may present with similar lesions. How would you differentiate these two conditions?


• Which laboratory investigations may aid diagnosis for a patient with a sore but apparently normal tongue?
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Jan 9, 2015 | Posted by in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology | Comments Off on Self-assessment questions and learning guides
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