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Question Cherry Red Spot and Hepatosplenomegaly

A 2-year-old retarded child is evaluated by a metabolic specialist. The child's history is significant for failure to thrive and progressive neurologic deterioration, including deafness and blindness. Physical examination is remarkable for hepatosplenomegaly, as well as a cherry-red spot on funduscopic examination. These symptoms are consistent with a diagnosis of

A. Hunter syndrome
B. Niemann-Pick disease
C. Pompe's disease
D. tyrosinosis
E. von Gierke's disease
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B. Niemann-Pick disease
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Very simple.. Niemann pick..
If there was no hepatosplenomegaly then it will be Tay Sach's.. which is not an option anyway...!!
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Yes, that was easy- you could tell the answer without reading the question because the two key points needed to figure it out was in the title. Wish the questions on the real test had titles like that
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Yes, that was easy- you could tell the answer without reading the question because the two key points needed to figure it out was in the title. Wish the questions on the real test had titles like that
I've heard question's like this show up on the real thing
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I've heard question's like this show up on the real thing
Yeah, I jokingly meant questions with the main features highlighted in a title like "cherry red spot and hepatosplenomegaly" and you're like boom- nieman-pick, no need to spend a minute reading the actual question. I do think that questions like this show up, it's just that sometimes the main info is buried in the stem and you have to sift through to find out the key features- in this case that's already done for you. Sort of makes the actual question stem unnecessary...not to criticize you earthpole, thanks for the question! Just saying that the title sort of makes the question like a flashcard and doesn't really require people to think and sift through the stem like we have to do on the real thing.
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Yeah, I jokingly meant questions with the main features highlighted in a title like "cherry red spot and hepatosplenomegaly" and you're like boom- nieman-pick, no need to spend a minute reading the actual question. I do think that questions like this show up, it's just that sometimes the main info is buried in the stem and you have to sift through to find out the key features- in this case that's already done for you. Sort of makes the actual question stem unnecessary...not to criticize you earthpole, thanks for the question! Just saying that the title sort of makes the question like a flashcard and doesn't really require people to think and sift through the stem like we have to do on the real thing.
Usually the mod's end up changing his thread's title's because he always writes 'q' lol
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