Monday, 20 September 2010

MRCP questions: War 15

As with previous 'wars' after 'battles' these are just a few quick questions to see if your brain cells have retained the information provided in battles 15.1 to 15.8.

The answers are available here

Question 1:
List the 3 commonest sites of mets from renal cell carcinomas

Question 2:
What abnormalities on blood tests might you see with renal cell carcinoma?

Question 3:
What is Von Hippel Lindau disease?

Question 4:
A patient complains of severe right shoulder pain followed by weakness of the right arm.  There is no history of trauma.  What is the likely diagnosis?

Question 5:
A patient has abdo pain.  The busy nurse just leaves their urine sample in front of you.  Ten minutes later you notice it has turned deep red.  What condition does the patient have?

Question 6:
List 3 drugs that can precipitate acute porphyria

Question 7:
A medical student excitedly tells you the urine sample they've just taken glows pink under woods light.  What condition does the patient have?

Question 8:
Your newest patient has heart block, opthalmoplegia and pigmentary degeneration of the retina.  What test do you want to do to confirm your diagnosis?

Question 9:
List 7 symptoms associated with pellegra

Question 10:
Which drug is used to treat neuroleptic malignant syndrome?