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Buzzwords & FindingsEgotistical person's/people's last name(Bonus
Mitochondrial myopathy causing acute loss of central vision
Shitloads of IgE; T cells fail to produce IFN-gamma
X-linked recessive immunodeficiency with decreased Ig (all isotypes)
Rock-solid thyroid
Endomyocardial fibrosis with a prominent eosinophilic infiltrate
JVD with inspiration
Thymic, parathyroid, and cardiac defects
X-linked mutated dystrophin gene
Oral extoderm that gives rise to the anterior pituitary
Lowered elasticity of aorta shifts the dicrotic notch
Hurthle cells
Triad: confusion + ophthalmoplegia + ataxia (in an alcoholic)
Calcification of radial/ulnar artery media
Caudate atrophy
Duodenal atresia; Septum primum ASD; nuchal translucency on ultrasound
Thrombocytopenic purpura, Infections, Eczema
Bilateral renal agenesis
Cafe-au-lait spots, neural tumors, Lisch nodules (pigmented iris hamartomas), scoliosis, optic gliomas
Painful hematemesis caused by hyperemesis
Ask a patient 'where does it hurt?' Squeezes chest.
Neisseria meningitidis induced adrenal hemorrhage
Reversal of cardiac blood shunting
Amenorrhea secondary to adhesions
Palpable purpura on butt, arthralgia, multiple GI lesions of same ago
The person who wanted MEN 1 named after them
Buzzwords & FindingsEgotistical person's/people's last name(Bonus
Absent cerebellar vermis; cystic enlargement of 4th ventricle.
Thyrotoxicosis if a patient with iodine deficiency goiter is made iodine replete
Irreversible memory loss, confabulation, personality change (in an alcoholic)
Coronary artery aneurysm + strawberry tongue
Benign ovarian tumor resembling bladder tissue
X-linked seen exclusively in girls! Stereotyped hand wringing.
Cerebellar tonsillar herniation through foramen magnum, often with syringomyelia
The goo that surrounds the umbilical arteries and vein
Anosmia + lack of secondary sexual characteristics
Triad: Ovarian fibroma + Ascites + hydrothorax
Granulosa cell tumor histologic finding (small follicles filled with eosinophilic secretions
Dorsal hand calluses from induced vomiting in bulimia nervosa
Rocker-bottom feet; micrognathia; low-set ears; clenched hands; prominent occiput
Hemangioblastomas of retina/cerebellum, medulla; bilateral renal cell carcinomas
Defective type IV collagen
Atrialized right ventricle (fetus) associated with mom using lithium
GI malignancy metastatic to ovaries
ST elevation secondary to resting coronary artery vasospasm
Rocker-bottom feet; cleft lip/palate; holoprosencephaly; polydactyly; normal pregnancy screen
Deficient cross-linking during collagen synthesis secondary to copper deficiency
Post-partum adrenal hemorrhage
Faulty collagen
Fibrinous pericarditis weeks post-MI
MEN 2A's alter ego
Buzzwords & FindingsEgotistical person's/people's last name(Bonus
'Elfin' facies; hypercalcemia; extreme friendliness with strangers; cardiovascular problems
Asthma, palpable purpura, peripheral neuropathy; P-ANCA
Yolk sac tumor histologic finding (resembling glomeruli)
Immotile cilia
Most common cause of primary amenorrhea
Boot shaped heard due to RVH; Overriding aorta
Can't see, can't pee, can't climb a tree
Aldosterone-secreting adrenal adenoma
Decreased neutral amino acid (tryptophan) absorption; can lead to pellagra
Nevus flammeus (ipsilateral leptomeningeal angiomatosis), seizures, early glaucoma
Hyperorality, hypersexuality, disinhibited behavior
Incomplete closure of vitelline duct
Pigmented iris hamartomas
Paternal allele deletion on 15th, mom's is methylated
Microtubule polymerization defect --> defective phagolysosome fusion; LYST gene defect
Congenital disease with same neurologic manifestations as polio
All-absorbing interests, repetitive behavior, and problems with social relationships. Normal intelligence.
Chronic primary adrenal insufficiency
1st branchial arch fails to migrate --> mandibular hypoplasia
Fibrillin defect, subluxation of lenses, cystic medial necrosis of aorta
Telangiectasia, recurrent epistaxis, skin discolorations, AVM's
Excess iodine ingestion inhibits thyroid peroxidase and therefore organification
A maneuver requiring assistance of the upper extremities to stand up
Maternal allele deletion on 15th, pop's is methylated

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