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1

Recall 4 possible causes of cavitating lesions in the heart

Infection
Inflammation (rheumatoid arthritis)
Infarction (PE)
Malignancy

2

Recall 3 possible causes of lung infection that may cause a cavitating lesion to form

1. TB
2. Staphylococcus
3. Klebsiella (most common in alcoholics)

3

What is the most likely diagnosis in a young patient with peripheral oedema and hypoalbuminaemia, that has no heart signs?

Nephrotic syndrome

4

What is the diagnostic level of proteinuria for nephrotic syndrome?

>3g/day