MCQ – 88455


A 55-year-old man from China presents with a 3-month history of scales on his skin. Physical examination reveals numerous scaly, pigmented plaques, which rub off easily. Biopsy of a plaque shows anastomosing cords of mature and stratified squamous epithelium, associated with small keratin cysts. This patient may have which of the following underlying conditions?

A. Acquired immunodeficiency


Basal cell nevus syndrome


Familial hypercholesterolemia


Internal malignancy

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