For over 50 years, the Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP) has been the most trusted resource in continuous learning for internal medicine physicians and residents. The tradition continues with MKSAP 19.
MKSAP 19 is available in several flexible formats, allowing you to choose the format that best fits your lifestyle. Each format includes 12 syllabus sections and 1,200 associated deep-learning self-assessment questions.
Learn about the new features in MKSAP 19, as well as pricing and release dates.
MKSAP 19 Q & A
A 75-year-old man is evaluated for facial redness and hand, elbow, and knee rash that have progressed over the past 6 months. He has no other medical problems and takes no medications.
On physical examination, vital signs are normal. There is an erythematous, slightly elevated, irregular rash over both cheeks, forehead, and chin, sparing the nasolabial folds. Eyelids also appear pink and swollen. There is faint erythema over the dorsal hands. An indurated rash with faint scale is present over the extensor surfaces of the elbows and knees. Muscle strength and the remainder of the examination are normal.
Complete blood count, comprehensive metabolic panel, and serum aldolase and creatine kinase levels are normal.
Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?
A: Acute cutaneous lupus erythematosus
B: Amyopathic dermatomyositis