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Pediatrics MOC Sample Question 1

Which of the following regimens is most recommended for treatment of varicella-zoster virus in a 12-year old pediatric patient who is immunocompromised and has had a vesicular rash for the past 2 days?

  • AIntravenous acyclovir
  • BVaricella zoster immunoglobulin
  • CIntravenous valacyclovir
  • DAcyclovir and varicella zoster immune globulin
Pediatrics MOC Sample Question 2

A 14-year-old girl presents to your ER with fever since yesterday to 39.1, headache, and complaints that her neck is stiff. She has gotten her meningococcal vaccine, and otherwise, her vaccinations are up to date. On physical exam, her neurological exam is significant for slight nuchal rigidity, and her eye exam shows normal discs, and she has a normal CT. You feel that she has meningitis and decide to tap. Which of the following would you expect with aseptic meningitis?

  • ADecreased glucose (<40), increased WBCs in fluid
  • BCSF protein >150
  • CCSF WBC count of >1200
  • DRBCs of at least 1000/hpf
  • EIncreased lymphocytes in CSF sample


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