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USMLE Step 1 Buzzwords Buzzwords that should ring a bell in USMLE Step 1 exam.

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Neuro CNS Pathology Buzzwords

Negri bodies ------ Rabies
Virchow-Robin & Soap Bubble lesions ------ Cryptococcal meningoencephalitis
Ring enhanced CT lesion -------- Brain abscess or Toxoplasmosis
Kuru plaques, PrP, Beta bleated sheets ------ CJD
Lacunar infarcts ------- hypertensive hemorrhage
Gitter cells ------ After 3 weeks of stroke
Lucid interval ----- Epidural hemorrhage
Charcot Bouchard micro aneurysms ----- hypertension
Plaque jaune ------- Contusions
Duret hemorrhage ----- transtentorial herniation + pontine hemorrhage
Periventricular leukomalacia ------ Perinatal brain injury
Periventricular plaques ----- Multiple Sclerosis
Experimental Allergic Encephalitis ----- Multiple Sclerosis
Central Pontine Myelinolysis ------ fast correction of hyponatremia
MPTP, Lewy bodies, alfa synuclein ----- Parkinson's
Amyloid precursor protein, Presenilin gene defect, Apo E defect, Tau, Senila plaques, Neurofibrillary tangles, Cerebral amyloid, Granulovacular degeneration, Hirano Bodies ------- Alzheimer dementia
Zinc Copper superoxide dismutase ------- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Butterfly, vascular endothelial hyperplasia, Psuedo palisading, Glomeruloid formations, crossing the midline ----- Glioblastoma multiforme
Rosenthal fibers -------- Pilocytic astrocytoma
Fried egg, chicken wire ----- Oligodendroglioma
Rossettes and pseudorossettes ---- Ependymoma, and Primitive neuroectodermal tumors
Psamomma bodies ----- meningioma
Antoni A and B, Verocay bodies ---- Schwannoma
Supra sellar calcification in CT scan ------ Craniopharyngioma

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