The multiple-choice questions component to the MCCQE Part I examination consists of seven sections, each composed of 28 questions, for a total of 196 questions. The maximum time allotted for this component is 3 ½ hours.
Each multiple-choice question has a stem and five options, of which only one is correct. An option is selected by clicking either the circle next to the options or clicking on the text of the option. An answer can be changed simply by selecting a different option. There is no penalty for incorrect answers. Once a candidate submits the answers to a particular section, he/she will not be allowed to return to that section.
Certain test items will have pictorial material presented in the form of photographs, diagrams, x rays, electrocardiograms, and graphic or tabulated material.
We have provided candidate instructions for the multiple-choice questions component to the MCCQE Part I.
A 36-year old man has a 4-week history of a generalized, intensely pruritic papular rash. He is otherwise well. His 9-year-old son also has itching. On examination, there is a generalized rash consisting of excoriated papules and vesicles on wrists, sides of fingers, arms, and buttocks. No other abnormalities are noted. Which one of the following is the most likely diagnosis?