DNB Theory question bank 2022 | Vaccines and Misc

This is a 2022 update on previously asked questions in the DNB pediatrics theory exam. The questions are arranged topic-wise.

How to use?

  1. Questions are arranged in chronological order as per year
  2. Each question is followed by a Numbers.
  3. Numbers in bracket are Year followed by session, 1 is June session, 2 is December session eg. (2022/1) is a question from June 2022 question paper
  4. The number after the bracket is Marks allotted for eg. 5+5 is 5 marks for each subquestion.

General questions on vaccinology

  1. Casualty assessment in AEFI (2021/1) 5
  2. Vaccination in a child with cancer chemotherapy. (2021/1) 5
  3. Conjugate vaccine (2021/1) 5
  4. Future vaccines (2019/2) 5
  5. Different immunization campaigns in India and their role in improving immunization coverage (2019/2)6
  6. Combined vaccines (2019/1) 5
  7. Components of cold chain for immunization in a hospital setting and its monitoring (2019/1) 5
  8. Classification of AEFI (2019/1) 5
  9. Immunization in immunosuppressed children [2018/1/5]
  10. Adolescence immunization (2018/2)5
  11. Adolescent vaccination (2017/1) 5
  12. Pentavalent vaccines (2016/2)
  13. Conjugate vaccines (2015/1) 3
  14. Cold Chain (2000/1)15, (2014/2)5
  15. Define the following: (2013/1) 2X5
    a. Herd immunity
    b. Herd effect 
    c. Vaccine immunogenicity
    d. Vaccine efficacy and e. Vaccine effectiveness
  16. Describe the criteria or conditions to be considered for approving a ‘newer’ vaccine in an immunization program of a developing country. (2008/1) (2013/2) 10
  17. Salient differences between the National and IAP immunization schedule. (2013/1)(5)
  18. Tabulate the various newer vaccines available to prevent respiratory disease in children, with their types, dosage schedule, route, important side effects and efficacy. (2011/2)10
  19. Vaccine Vial Monitor 15
  20. Combination vaccine (1999/2)(2003/1)15
  21. Describe briefly various adverse reactions following vaccinations and discuss their management. (1997/2)25
  22. Immunization Schedule in India (1995/2)10
  23. Adverse reactions that may occur following use of vaccines included in the National
  24. Live vaccines used in pediatric age group (1995/1)10
  25. Immunization schedule basis in a child suffering from AIDS (1994)15
  26. Enumerate all the diseases against which vaccines are currently available (1993/2) 15

Malaria vaccine

  1. Malaria Vaccine (2021/2) 5

Rabies vaccine

  1. Post exposure prophylaxis for dog bite (2020/01)5
  2. Anti-rabies vaccine – Different schedules, advantages of each schedule (2019/2)5
  3. Write briefly about different types of vaccine against rabies. Discuss various schedules of pre and
    post-exposure prophylaxis for rabies.(2012/1) 5+5

Varicella vaccine

  1. Varicella vaccine (2000/1)15

Measles vaccine

  1. Complications of measles vaccination and management (1994/2)15

Dengue Vaccine

  1. Dengue vaccine (2021/1) 5

H Influenza vaccine

  1. Tabulate the following details with regards to Rotavirus vaccine, HIB vaccine and pneumococcal vaccine (2009/2)10
    1. Type of vaccine
    2. Dose
    3. Route
    4. Appropriate age of vaccination
    5. Justification of its usage
    6. Side effect
    7. Drawback
  2. H Inuenzae B vaccine (1998/2)15

Typhoid vaccine

  1. Typhoid conjugate vaccine. (2020/01)5
  2. Typhoid vaccines (2019/1) 5
  3. Typhoid Vaccines (1997/1)15

Hepatitis vaccine

  1. Hepatitis B vaccine (1996/1), (1997/1)10
  2. Hepatitis B immunization (1993/2)10

Pnumococcal vaccine

  1. Pneumococcal vaccine (2017/2) 5
  2. Pneumococcal vaccine (1996/2)15

Influenza vaccine

  1. Influenza Type B vaccine (1998/1)15

DPT vaccine

  1. Discuss the aetiology, pathogenesis and prevention of pertussis in children. Write the differences in efficacy, duration of protection and adverse effects between whole cell and acellular pertussis vaccine. (2014/1)6+4
  2. Current status of post-DPT vaccine encephalopathy (1993/1) 15

Polio vaccine

  1. VAPP (Vaccine Associated Paralytic Poliomyelitis) 5 (Apr 2016)
  2. What is inactivated polio vaccine (IPV). What are the advantages and disadvantages of IPV over OPV? What is the schedule of IPV as recommended by IAP. (2014/2) 3+5+2
  3. Discuss the current role, advantages and disadvantages of OPV and IPV in control and eradication of poliomyelitis in India. (2011/1)4+6
  4. Status of Polio vaccines (1993/1)15

Human papilloma vaccine

  1. HPV vaccine-current status [2018/2]5
  2. HPV vaccine (2015/1)4
  3. Utility and controversy of HPV Vaccine. (2010/1)5+5

Rotavirus vaccine

  1. Write short note on rotavirus vaccine (2015/01)3

Miscellaneous

  1. ECMO indications. (2021/2) 5
  2. Plasmapheresis - indications. (2021/2) 5
  3. Strategies to reduce screen time (2021/1) 5
  4. Teleconsultation Guidelines, Advantages and Drawbacks. (2020/1) 5
  5. Discuss ill effects of digital media on child health and strategies to prevent them (2020/1) 5+5
  6. IAPguidelines on junk food and fruit juices (2020/1) 5
  7. Oxygenation index (2016/1) 3
  8. Radiation sickness (Apr 16) 3
  9. Bioterrorism (Apr 16) 3
  10. Safe injection practices at level III care with respect to burden/deficiencies, risks, technique, handling, and disposal (15/2) 2+2+2+2+2
  11. Free radicals (15/2) 5
  12. Tips on parental guidance for computer and internet usage by children (13/1) 5
  13. Discuss safe injection practices at a level three health care facility. Outline the management of a needle stick injury to a health care provider 10 minutes back. (08/2) 10
  14. Role of Pediatrician in Disaster management (06/1) 10
  15. Hospital Waste Management (06) 10
  16. CPAP (06) 10
  17. Discuss management of the child with injuries (05) 5
  18. Outline the common ethical issues in pediatric practice. Briefly discuss the process of decision-making in pediatric life-sustaining interventions. (04) 4+6
  19. PCR and its significance in clinical practice (00/1) 15
  20. Prevention of Vertically transmitted diseases (99/1) 15
  21. Discuss the measures to prevent accidents in children (98/1) 25
  22. Role of oxygen free radicals in the causation of childhood diseases (97/1) 15
  23. Tetany in children (96/1) 12
  24. Effect of Television watching on children (95/1)15
  25. Food Fussiness in children (95/1) 10
  26. Pathogenesis of edema (95/1) 15
  27. Dimorphic child (94/2) 15
  28. Recent understanding of SIDS (94/1) 15
  29. Role of Upper GI Endoscopy (93/1) 15
  30. Value of USG in pediatrics (93/1) 10
  31. Epidemiology and prevention of accidents in children (92/2) 15
  32. Discuss diagnosis and management of an unconscious child (92/2) 25
  33. PCR (92) 15

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