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SELF-ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS

1. For which of the following is a bone marrow biopsy most important as part of the initial evaluation?

A. Leukemia evaluation

B. Lymphoma evaluation

C. Evaluation for an autoimmune disorder

D. Recurrent infections in the presence of a normal white blood cell count

The correct answer is A. Lymph node biopsy is more relevant to the initial evaluation for lymphoma than a bone marrow biopsy. An initial evaluation for autoimmunity is an antinuclear antibody test, with no indication at initial presentation for a bone marrow biopsy. Recurrent infections in the presence of a normal white blood cell count direct an initial evaluation to white blood cell function.

2. In which of the following disorders is an increase in circulating eosinophils not commonly found?

A. Allergic disorders

B. Selected parasitic infections

C. Eczema

D. Acute lymphocytic leukemia

The correct answer is D. Acute lymphocytic leukemia is associated with large amounts of lymphocytes with no excess of eosinophils. All of the other choices have strong associations to eosinophilia.

3. Which of the following is a differentiating feature for Hodgkin and against non-Hodgkin lymphoma?

A. There is a much larger variety of lymphoma types

B. Proliferating cells spread widely and noncontiguously

C. Mesenteric lymph nodes commonly involved

D. Typically, involvement of a single group of lymph nodes only, such as the mediastinal lymph nodes

The correct answer is D. In Hodgkin lymphoma, proliferating cells spread by contiguity, mesenteric lymph nodes are rarely involved, and there are fewer types than in non-Hodgkin lymphomas.

4. Which of the following leukemias is most common in young children?

A. Chronic lymphocytic leukemia

B. Acute myelocytic leukemia

C. Chronic myelocytic leukemia

D. Acute lymphocytic leukemia

The correct answer is D. Acute lymphocytic leukemia is very common in young children, with a high cure rate.

5. Which of the following has a median age at diagnosis of approximately 70 years?

A. Chronic lymphocytic leukemia

B. Acute myelocytic leukemia

C. Chronic myelocytic leukemia

D. Acute lymphocytic leukemia

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