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  1. SMU135 said:

    Pathology Mnemonics

    Please post only Pathology mnemonics here.
     
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    Asclepius1 said:

    Hematuria: urethral causes

    Hematuria: urethral causes

    NUTS:
    Neoplasm
    Urethritis
    Tumour
    Stone
     
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    Asclepius1 said:

    Histiocytosis X: hallmark finding

    Histiocytosis X: hallmark finding

    "Birbeck's rackets is X":
    Tennis rackets under electron microscope is Histiocystosis X.
    Consider 2 tennis rackets in an X formation.
     
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    Asclepius1 said:

    Oral cancer risks

    Oral cancer risks

    PATH LAB:
    Plummer-vinson syndrome
    Alcohol
    Tobacco
    Human papilloma virus
    Leukoplakia
    Asbestos
    Bad oral hygiene
     
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    Asclepius1 said:

    Parkinson's disease: symptoms

    Parkinson's disease: symptoms

    PQRST:
    Paucity of expression
    parQinson
    Rigidity (cogwheel)
    Stooped posture
    Tremor at rest
    If can't remember that Parkinson's tremor is the one that is "resting tremor", look at the last 3 letters: RST.
     
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    TTP: clinical features

    TTP: clinical features

    Thrombosis and thrombocytopenia PARTNER together:
    Platelet count low
    Anemia (microangiopathic hemolytic)
    Renal failure
    Temperature rise
    Neurological deficits
    ER admission (as it is an emergency)
     
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    Asclepius1 said:

    COPD: blue bloater vs. pink puffer diseases

    emPhysema has letter P (and not B) so Pink Puffer.
    chronic Bronchitis has letter B (and not P) so Blue Bloater.
     
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    Portal hypertension: features

    Portal hypertension: features

    ABCDE:
    Ascites
    Bleeding (haematemesis, piles)
    Caput medusae
    Diminished liver
    Enlarged spleen
     
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    Cushing syndrome

    Cushing syndrome

    CUSHING:
    Central obesity/ Cervical fat pads/ Collagen fiber weakness/ Comedones (acne)
    Urinary free corisol and glucose increase
    Striae/ Suppressed immunity
    Hypercortisolism/ Hypertension/ Hyperglycemia/ Hirsutism
    Iatrogenic (Increased administration of corticosteroids)
    Noniatrogenic (Neoplasms)
    Glucose intolerance/ Growth retardation
     
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    Duchenne vs. Becker Muscular Dystrophy

    Duchenne vs. Becker Muscular Dystrophy

    Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) : Doesn't Make Dystrophin.
    Becker Muscular Dystrophy (BMD): Badly Made Dystrophin (a truncated protein).
     
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