Flashcards in 5/25/13 Deck (20):
How long must Sx have been occurring to Dx dysthymic or cyclothymic disorder?
Wherein lies the defect in Alport's syndrome?
type IV collagen
What is the best first step in diagnosing Alport's syndrome?
skin biopsy and immunohistochemical analysis
How is a Dx of Alport's syndrome confirmed?
What is the characteristic finding on renal biopsy in Alport's syndrome?
splitting of the glomerular BM
What iss usually the first clinical manifestation of Alport's syndrome?
What is the usual inheritance pattern for Alport's syndrome?
An optimal Pap smear is taken from what part of the cervix?
What bacteria are most commonly isolated from cat bite wounds?>
Pasteurella multocida and S. aureus
What is the first line treatment for cat bite wounds?
Are fasciculations an upper or lower motor neuron lesion finding?
What studies can be used to confirm a Dx of ALS?
nerve conmduction and emlectromyography
What is the only drug with any proven efficacy for treating ALS?
Which occurs first in ALS, proximal or distal muscle weakness?
Whch occurs first in myasthenia gravis, proximal or distal muscle weakness?
Is polymyositis mainly proximal or distal muscle weakness?
Is polyneuropathy upper motor neuron, lower, or both?
Where in the spinal cord are the lower motor neurons' cell bodies located?
Abdominal angina, arthritis, and skin nodules/ulceration on a background of constitutionalSx is highly suggestive of _______.
Polyarteritis nodosa (PAN)