Board Review Questions of the Week – Anorectal Disorders

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This week’s case-based question:


A 17-year-old male with no past medical history complains of persistent, annoying, and distracting itching in the anal area. His mother reports that his 3-year-old sister, who attends preschool, has had restless sleep and has been noted to be scratching her bottom often as well. The patient denies diarrhea, constipation, blood in his stool, or perirectal pain.

On examination, he appears well and has normal vital signs. The findings on external anal examination are depicted in the image below (see Figure).

Figure.

Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?

Answer Options

contact allergy to soaps, dyes, or hygiene products
venereal diseases of the anus
pinworms
tissue maceration from poor hygiene

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