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    A 55-year old male was admitted to the hospital after suffering from a stroke. He later succumbed. The diagram below represents a cross section from his lower pons obtained at autopsy. The dark shaded area presents a lesion resulting from an embolus in which artery?

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    A baby with pupillar dilation, visual disturbances, difficulty breathing, and enlarged head is diagnosed with Dandy-Walker syndrome. What is underlying possible mechanism of his disease?


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    Spinal tap is contraindicated in patients with

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    A spinal tap of a patient predicted to have meningitis is marked by cloudy CSF. What is the most likely type of infectious agent?


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    A 37-year-old man who is HIV-1-positive has had increasing memory problems for the past year. He is depressed. During the past 3 months, he has had increasing problems with motor function and is now unable to stand or walk. For the past 3 days, he has had fever, cough, and dyspnea. A bronchoalveolar lavage shows cysts of Pneumocystis jiroveci. MRI of the brain shows diffuse cerebral atrophy; no focal lesions are identified. On microscopic examination of the brain, which of the following findings is most likely to be present?
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Which arteries may be occluded in this patient? A neurological examination of a 51-year old woman indicated that she had a loss of pain and temperature sense on the ri9ht side of her body, a...
It is likely that the artery that is occluded is the PICA also known as Posterior Inferior Cerebellar Artery. This is also known as PICA. This is known as one of the main arterial blood supplies that will provide blood to the cerebellum. This is the
Which of the following adverse effects is most likely to occur from this treatment? A 57-year-old woman recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease has been receiving a levodopa-carbidopa...
Postural hypotension-answer: c (katzung, pp 241, brunton, pp 169, 534) postural hypotension is the most common cardiovascular adverse effect of levodopa, especially in the early stage of treatment. levodopa is a prodrug and all its effects are due to
Which of the following CSF studies would be most helpful in supporting the probable diagnosis? A 49-year-old female physician has a 2-month history of increasing forgetfulness, difficulty reading,...
Measurement of 14-3-3 proteinElevated amounts of 14-3-3 proteins are found in the cerebrospinal fluid of patients with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. 14-3-3 proteins are a family of conserved regulatory molecules expressed in all eukaryotic cells. 14-3
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