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Small bluish lesion (tumor) under nail

Either glomus tumor or a subungal melanoma

Melanoma: composed of melanocytes (pigmentation)

Glomus tumor (glomangioma): modified smooth muscle cells. Glomus bodies are small encapsulated neurovascular organs in nailbed, Shunts blood to/from surface depending on temperature


Onion-like concentric thickening of arteriolar wall

Hyperplastic arteriosclerosis. Smooth muscle cells and reduplicated basement membranes. From very high blood pressures. Causes renal artery stenosis, which increases blood pressure more, can led to hypertensive crisis


Recurrent nosebleeds pink spider like lesions on oral and nasal mucosa, face arms

Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectsia, aka Osler-Weber-Rendu syndrome


Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectsia, aka Osler-Weber-Rendu syndrome

Autosomal dominant disorder of blood vessels. Thin walled, AVMs, telangiectasias in mucosa. Presents as recurrent epistaxis, skin discolorations. Can lead to GI bleed, hemauria, heart failure


For each alpha and beta receptor, name the second messenger from stimulation and the clinical effect of an agonist

a1: increased IP3, peripheral vasoconstriction
a2: decreased cAMP, decreased norepi and insulin
b1: increased cAMP, increased contractility
b2: increased cAMP, bronchdilation and vasdilation


Norepinephrine receptors, effects

alpha and b1 receptors. a1 vasoconstriction --> increased BP, b1 stimulation affects HR but reflex to a1 actually makes the HR decrease.


Vascular lesions with IgA and C3 deposition in a child

Henoch- Schonlein purpura, most common childhood systemic vasculitis. Small vessel. Triad of skin (palpable purpura on buttocks/legs), arthralgias, and GI (abdominla pain, melana). Often follows URI. Usually self-resolves but can cause glomerularnephritis.


Rare vascular tumor, associated with arsenic and polyvinyl chloride exposure, expresses CD 31

Hepatic angiosarcoma. CD31 is PECAM1, platelet endothelial cell adhesion molecule. Arsenic exposure can be from pesticides


Which cholesterol drug increases trigycerides?

Cholestyramine (resins)


Drug for hypertensive emergencies, causes arteriolar dilation and increases renal perfusion, promoting natriuresis.

Fenoldopam, selective D-1 agonist.


How are statins metabolized?

cytochrome p-450


Cytochrome p450 inducers (5)

Carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin, rifampin, griseofulvin


Cytochrome p450 inhibitors

Cimetidine, ciprofloxacin, erythromycin, azoles, grapefruit juice, isoniazid, ritonavir (protease inhibitors)



Rapidly declining effects of drug after a few days due to negative feedback. Happens with alpha agonist nasal decongestants and also nitroglycerine


What 4 things can cause peripheral edema?

Elevated capillary hydrostatic pressure, decreased plasma oncotic pressure, sodium and water retention, and lymphatic obstruction


Mechanism, most common side effect of streptokinase

Cleaves plasminogen, thrombolytic used with tPA