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Also, the yeast form of Candida is gram (+)
I got thrown off by the part where they said "ovoid" and thought they were implying a cigar shape. I chose sporothrix for the morphology in spite of knowing that it clincally made no sense.
I chose S. aureus before reading the question (looks like b-hemolysis). Then I saw "budding organisms" and picked the correct one.
yep, I also chose C. Relatively easy question, but a bit misleading picture.
Yeah the negative EtOH screen threw me off
Why cant it be early alzheimers and hippocampus? She could easily have been a former prominent physician and member of city council. Am i supposed to assume that simply because shes disheveled and poor hygeine that she must be an alcoholic homeless person? It also mentions no symptoms of nystagmus, ataxia, etc.
it said broad based gait and nystagmus
She is/was an alcoholic and appears pretty much homeless, just not drunk at this moment.
So is the heavily implied step-wise formation of Syphilis symptoms as presented in FA complete BS then? Why break it down into stages and have us learn it as such if this is not the case in real practice?
Exactly, Goljan mentioned this in one of his audio lectures. All kinds of lesions in syphilis caused by vasculitis.
true but none of the other options cause pancreatic duct dilation. options a, b and c would cause obstruction above the level of pancreas.
It doesn't say ONLY pancreatitis, but just enough information to choose the correct answer. Maybe, in the test writers mind if they mention cholangitis and jaundice that would be too much hints :).
Questions like this usually hinge on asking if you're going to follow the rules or not though, obviously the one asking her to lie and say she was her sister is wrong, but the correct answer is obviously breaking the hospice center's "policy" - presumably if the physician is sending her to hospice then they don't work there so why would the Dr. be able to just tell her its fine?
Yeah, I got this one wrong with the same logic as you, aesalmon.
I genuinely interpreted this question as though the two women were in a relationship because of the quotes "my close friend". I figured significant others would be allowed to visit simply. Ha seems like I'm the only one who read too far in between the lines!
@emmy2k21 I also thought the quotes implied a lesbian relationship and that the patient was afraid to share this (they grew up at a time when it was heavily stigmatized). So i was thinking, of course you and your "special friend" can stay together. I know this is not just a phase
Anything particularly wrong with A (Don't worry. I'll call you right away...")? It seemed like the most professional yet considerate answer choice.
Are we supposed to imply that they're partners based on those quotation marks around "close friend"? Because otherwise it seems like too casual and less professional than A, almost as if it's breaking policy.
I can swear that I saw this exact same question in UWORLD before. The only reason I got it right this time.