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NBME 21 Answers

nbme21/Block 3/Question#23 (34.5 difficulty score)
A 43-year-old woman dies after a 10-year ...
Area labeled ā€˜Cā€™ (Caudate nucleus)šŸ”
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  • pcitoianniat: hes sah a irsilam rdosrdei sa reh hftaer utb edid erairle

Rerbemem NTHU" 4 na am,nila upt it in a AG"Ce. itinHungtn eeng fduno no momoheorCs 4. ACG si het uteenitioldrc praete:

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sbryant6  Side note: atrophy of the caudate nucleus leads to a widened anterior horn of the lateral ventricle. I've seen it worded both ways in UWorld. +11  
sbryant6  Side note: atrophy of the caudate nucleus leads to a widened anterior horn of the lateral ventricle. I've seen it worded both ways in UWorld. +  
foulari112  How would you differentiate this from Frontotemporal lobe dementia +  
temmy  Foulari 112..the ageof the patient and the anticipation cos her dad had it too. Also in frontotemporal pick, you will see personality changes where they act completely different vs huntington where they are aggressive and depressed. +1  
castlblack  CAG = Caudate loses ACh and GABA (from FA) also points you to caudate +  



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/BA olko iekl gyer mtrate ot me

C lkoos like tcaedua lunsceu

D oolks ekli trroneai tnianler uleacsp

E okols ekil sluamtha

lilmonkey  yep, I also chose C. Relatively easy question, but a bit misleading picture. +1