Patient Problem Areas

Below  are the conditions that will be highlighted on the certification exam.  The conditions have been grouped into sub-categories and a percentage listed beside each sub category demonstrates the percent of test questions found on the DCNP exam related to these problem areas.

Neoplasms 20%

Actinic keratosis

Basal cell carcinoma

B & T-cell lymphomas/Sezary syndrome

Dermatofibroma

Immunosuppression--increased risk

Keratoacanthoma

Malignant melanoma

Mastocytosis

Squamous cell carcinoma

Seborrheic keratosis


Papulosquamous and eczematous dermatoses 18%

Atopic dermatitis

Contact dermatitis

Eosinophilia pustular folliculitis

Erythroderma

Grover's disease

Intertrigo

Keratosis pilaris

lichen planus

lichen simplex chronicus

Nummular eczema

Pityriasis alba

Pityriasis rubra pilaris

Pityriasis rosea

Pityriasis lichenoids chronicus

PLEVA

Pruritic urticarial papules & plaques of pregnancy (PUPPP)

Seborrheic dermatitis

Stasis dermatitis

Xerosis cutis


Urticarias, erythemas, photosensitivities, purpuras 11%

Drug eruptions

Erythema multiforme

Neurophilic dermatosis

Panniculitis

Polymorphous light eruption

Porphyria cutanea tarda

Pyoderma gangrenosum

Stevens-Johnson syndrome

Toxic epidermal necrolysis

Urticaria and angioedema

Vasculitis/Purpuras


Cosmetic Dermatology & Photodamage 11%

Elastosis

Favre-Racouchot disease

Lentigines

Poikiloderma of Civatte

Telangiectasias

Xanthomas


Infections, Infestations, & Bites 7%

Anthrax

Candidiasis

Cellulitis/Erysipelas

Condylomata acuminata (HPV)

Cutaneous larva migrans

Furuncles/Carbuncles

Gianotti-Crosti Syndrome

Hansen's disease

Herpes simplex virus

Impetigo

Insect bites & stings

Leishmaniasis

Lyme disease

Molluscum contagiosum

Pediculosis (capitis, corporis,pubis)

Psychodermatosis

Scabies

Smallpox

Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome

Syphilis

Tineas

Verrucae

Pigmentary/Vascular Disorders 7%

Disorders of hyperpigmentation -diffuse, circumscribed, linear, reticulated 

Disorders of pigmentation

Hemangiomas

Melasma

Nevi

Port-wine stain and associated syndromes

Reticulated papillomatosis of Gougerot-Carteaud

Sturges-Weber syndrome

Vitiligo


Hair, Nails, & Mucous Membranes 7%

Alopecia

Beh et syndrome

Lichen sclerosus et atrophicus

Onychodystrophy

Paronychia

Sjogren syndrome


Vesiculobullous, Autoimmune & Connective Tissue Diseases 6%

CREST

Dermatitis herpetiformis

Dermatomyositis

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

Epidermolysis bullosa

Hypertrophic scars

Keloids

Linear lgA bullous dermatosis

Morphea

Pemphigoid

Pemphigus

Sarcoidosis

Scleroderma

SLE (discoid and systemic)


Genodermatoses & Systemic Diseases 5%

Amyloidosis

Cutaneous signs of systemic disease/Pruritus

Darier's disease

Hailey-Hailey disease

Histiocytosis

Ichthyosis

ILVEN

Keratoderma

Neurofibromatosis and tuberous sclerosis

Porphyrias

Signs of drug abuse



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