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NBME 17 Answers

nbme17/Block 3/Question#16 (7.5 difficulty score)
A 14-year-old boy is brought to the physician ...
Inhaled glue🔍
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Inhalant intoxication= slurred speech, disturbed gait, drowsiness

Inhalant withdrawal= headaches and irritability

usually will present with rash around nose and mouth too

FA2020 pg 570

mittelschmerz  So mad I second-guessed myself on this. Its always PCP or huffing glue smh +  
bingcentipede  Think I had UWorld question on this. Apparently in this age group (teens), inhalants like glue are the first drugs they try. Only ever seen this on It's Always Sunny but w/e +  



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submitted by lpp06(7),

I think inhalants are a new add to FA2020 (at least they weren't in Zanki), so I go to this one by elimination:

eliminated Meth + PCP + Cocaine because they're Stimulants.

eliminated EtOH b/c it would take a long time for cerebellar atrophy to manifest and I doubt a 14yo has been drinking since birth.