Listed below are questions based on articles that appeared in last month's print edition of the Archives. Registered continuing medical education participants should use the February 2004 answer sheet to answer these questions.

  • 1. Eosinophilic angiocentric fibrosis characteristically demonstrates (Figure):

    • a. necrosis

    • b. granulomas

    • c. thick perivascular collagen

    • d. all of the above

      (from Eosinophilic Angiocentric Fibrosis—Önder & Sungur)

  • 2. Primary immunodeficiency diseases are classified as:

    • a. antibody/humoral deficiencies

    • b. combined immunodeficiency diseases

    • c. well-defined immunodeficiency syndromes

    • d. complement deficiencies

    • e. defects in phagocytosis

    • f. all of the above

      (from Current Applications of Flow Cytometry in the Diagnosis of Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases—Illoh)

  • 3. Benign Leydig cell tumor of the testis is the most common sex cord-stromal tumor.

     True or False?

    (from Pathologic Quiz Case: Patient With Testicular Pain—Adeagbo & Shertz)

  • 4. Growth factors and their receptors are involved in:

    • a. cell proliferation

    • b. cell differentiation

    • c. cell transformation

    • d. a and c

    • e. a, b, and c

      (from Transforming Growth Factor α and Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor in Reactive and Malignant Mesothelial Proliferations—Cai et al)

  • 5. Survivin is a bifunctional protein that suppresses apoptosis and regulates cell division.

     True or False?

    (from Survivin and Bcl-2 Expression in Prostatic Adenocarcinomas—Kaur et al)

  • 6. Nodular hyperplasia of the liver is also called:

    • a. nodular regenerative hyperplasia

    • b. micronodular transformation

    • c. monoacinar or multiacinar regenerative nodule

    • d. a and b

    • e. a, b, and c

      (from Early Nodular Hyperplasia of the Liver Occurring With Inflammatory Bowel Diseases in Association With Thioguanine Therapy—Shastri et al)