Hemochromatosis - High Yield Topic Series

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  • 1. 
    What is the inheritance pattern of Hemochromatosis? 
    • A. 

      AD

    • B. 

      AR

    • C. 

      X-linked

    • D. 

      None

  • 2. 
    Two known gene mutations in Hemochromatosis are C282Y & H63D
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Which chromosome is involved ? 
    • A. 

      6

    • B. 

      7

    • C. 

      8

    • D. 

      9

  • 4. 
    Which is the most common cause of death in treated patients ? 
    • A. 

      CHF

    • B. 

      Hepatoma

    • C. 

      Infection

    • D. 

      None

  • 5. 
    Which is the most common cause of death in  Untreated patients ? 
    • A. 

      Hepatoma

    • B. 

      CHF

    • C. 

      Infection

    • D. 

      None

  • 6. 
    Earliest phenotypic marker or earliest lab finding is
    • A. 

      ↑ plasma iron

    • B. 

      ↑Transferrin saturation >45%

    • C. 

      ↑serum ferritin

    • D. 

      ↑RDW

  • 7. 
    Main treatment of choice is
    • A. 

      Phlebotomy

    • B. 

      Deferoxamine

    • C. 

      BAL

    • D. 

      Dialysis

  • 8. 
    A patient with Hemochromatosis is also found to have Hypoalbuminemia. In this case what is the treatment of choice ?
    • A. 

      Phlebotomy

    • B. 

      Deferoxamine

    • C. 

      BAL

    • D. 

      Dialysis

  • 9. 
    Loss of libido in Hemochromatosis is due to dysfunction of Hypothalamo pitiutary axis.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Human body has no natural way to rid itself of the excess iron since iron metabolism is primarily controlled at the level of absorption.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Select the FALSE statement
    • A. 

      Both men and women can inherit the gene defect

    • B. 

      Inheriting the defective gene from only one parent results in carrier state

    • C. 

      Most of the mutations are sporadic.

    • D. 

      Males are more likely to get the symptoms earlier than females.

  • 12. 
    45-year-old man is diagnosed as a case of hereditary hemochromatosis. Neither of his parents carry gene mutation. The patient has one sister. What is the chance that his sister is affected?
    • A. 

      No chance

    • B. 

      10% chance

    • C. 

      25% chance

    • D. 

      50% chance

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