We asked you about this 27 year old female who presented with a 3-day headache. After looking at her lumbar puncture results, the diagnosis is…. a. Benign Intracranial Hypertension The pressure is very high! The CT was normal essentially excluding raised intracranial pressure secondary to an obstructive hydrocephalus (e.g. meningioma obstructing the 4th ventricle draining [...]
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We asked you a question on symptoms of hypoadrenalism here. The answer is of course: e. Skin Pigmentation Most of the symptoms of adrenal insufficiency (e.g. hypotension, weight loss) result from low cortisol levels and therefore do not distinguish between adrenal or pituitary failure. This question tests your understanding of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis. This is [...]
Thanks for all of your great responses to our question of the day – some good analyses and discussion. So here we go with the likely pathology … Symmetrical findings make a central lesion less likely (they would localise). The reflexes and sensation are intact, making a cord or peripheral nerve lesion unlikely. The absence [...]
The following weeks will represent the culmination of years of hard work by medical students over the past 1-5 years. Revision patterns have been changing and increasingly medical students are approaching final examinations preparing for them using web based MCQ, OSCE and video guides. For the first time, resources like podcasts and the like have [...]