Medicine Q ? - USMLE Forums
USMLE Forums Logo
USMLE Forums         Your Reliable USMLE Online Community     Members     Posts
USMLE Articles
Go Back   USMLE Forums > USMLE Step 2 CK Forum

USMLE Step 2 CK Forum USMLE Step 2 CK Discussion Forum: Let's talk about anything related to USMLE Step 2 CK exam

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-23-2012
USMLE Forums Master
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 623
Threads: 111
Thanked 424 Times in 264 Posts
Reputation: 434
Default Medicine Q ?

.) A 32-year-old woman comes to the physician because of weakness of the lower extremities for 2 days. Three years ago, she had pain and partial loss of vision of the right eye; the vision returned to normal after 6 weeks. There is mild pallor of the right optic disc. She has impaired tandem gait. Babinski's sign is present bilaterally. There is mild spasticity of the lower extremities and mild weakness of the iliopsoas and hamstring muscles. Serum creatine kinase activity is 50 U/L.Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?

A) Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

B) Becker's muscular dystrophy

C) Diffuse sensorimotor peripheral neuropathy

D) Duchenne's muscular dystrophy

E) Hyperkalemic periodic paralysis

F) Hypokalemic periodic paralysis

G) Multiple sclerosis

H) Myasthenia gravis

I) Myasthenic (Lambert-Eaton) syndrome

J) Myotonic muscular dystrophy

K) Polymyositis

L) Pontine astrocytoma

M) Pontine infarction

N) Spinal cord tumor

O) Transverse myelitis

Please explain ?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
fadi551 (03-18-2013)

Old 11-23-2012
USMLE Forums Master
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 1,867
Threads: 149
Thanked 2,107 Times in 1,049 Posts
Reputation: 2127

G) Multiple sclerosis

Multiple neurological s/s not fitting into anything else associated with Optic neuritis in a young female.
A man doesn't know what he knows until he knows what he doesn't know.
“What is man? He's just a collection of chemicals with delusions of grandeur.”
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
aknz (11-23-2012), fadi551 (03-18-2013)


Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the USMLE Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Medical School
Choose "---" if you don't want to tell. AMG for US & Canadian medical schools. IMG for all other medical schools.
USMLE Steps History
What steps finished! Example: 1+CK+CS+3 = Passed Step 1, Step 2 CK, Step 2 CS, and Step 3.

Choose "---" if you don't want to tell.

Favorite USMLE Books
What USMLE books you really think are useful. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.
Where you live. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Internal Medicine Dr_ivo IMG Residency Match Forum 0 09-06-2012 12:07 PM
Pre-medicine only, CV tima IMG Residency Match Forum 0 07-16-2012 12:34 PM
medicine q plz help satelliteguy USMLE Step 2 CK Forum 0 09-01-2011 11:59 AM
Internal Medicine and Family Medicine in the same hospital? geof1 IMG Residency Match Forum 1 08-31-2011 07:37 PM
Internal Medicine versus Emergency Medicine Residency appu IMG Residency Match Forum 3 06-16-2011 07:34 AM

RSS Feed
Find Us on Facebook
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

USMLE® & other trade marks belong to their respective owners, read full disclaimer
USMLE Forums created under Creative Commons 3.0 License. (2009-2014)