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A 62-year-old woman with a history of rheumatoid arthritis presents with insidious onset of painless proximal muscle weakness and atrophy. A serum CK is obtained and is normal. TSH is also normal. Her medication list includes lisinopril, aspirin, and prednisone. EMG shows short-duration motor unit potentials in the deltoids and quadriceps bilaterally. A muscle biopsy is performed. Which of the following will most likely be appreciated?
A 46-year-old female presents to the clinic with complaints of recurring headaches. She states that she experiences episodes of sharp pain in her left cheek, which is exacerbated by eating or a cold wind blowing on her face. Outside of these triggers, she is largely pain-free. She doesn’t endorse any associated rhinorrhea, lacrimation, or facial flushing. Which of the following is the most appropriate treatment for her disease?
An MRI brain is ordered for a 6-month-old male with failure to thrive, dystonia, and regression of developmental milestones. The T2 axial images are shown below. Which of the following is most likely the diagnosis?
You are caring for a patient with Lewy body dementia who is having difficulty with myoclonic jerks. Which of the following is considered the first-line treatment for cortical myoclonus?
A 65-year-old female presents with an abrupt onset of akinetic mutism, lack of motivation, apathy, bilateral leg weakness, and incontinence. A lesion to which of the following vascular territories could explain her symptoms?
Which of the following vessels drains into the sigmoid sinus?
Which of the following is classically seen on electromyography in a patient with an acute neuronal injury?
A 16-year-old male is brought to the emergency room by his parents for generalized weakness. The patient states that he woke up in the morning that day with flaccid paralysis of his arms and legs which was so significant that he couldn’t get out of bed. In typical teenage boy fashion, he wasn’t very worried about this at the time and went back to bed. It wasn’t until 4 hours later when he woke up again with the same degree of weakness that he became concerned and screamed for his parents to help. The patient denies any recent drug or alcohol use. The only interesting thing from the previous night was that he partook in and won a pizza-eating contest with his friends. The patient’s father admits to having had similar episodes to this when he was younger. If the patient’s symptoms are due to a genetic disorder, a mutation in which of the following genes is most likely responsible?
A 65-year-old female presents with a complaint of burning and tingling of her feet. Symptoms started in her toes two years ago and now extend up to her ankles. Neurological examination showed normal strength and intact sensation to light touch and vibration but an impaired sensation to pinprick in the first toes bilaterally. If performed, which of the following studies would likely be abnormal?
A 39-year-old male presents to the clinic for hallucinations. His medical history is only remarkable for a chemical accident at his job resulting in severe corneal scarring bilaterally, for which he now requires a seeing-eye dog.
His hallucinations are usually of tall figures dressed in black with long fingers. He is not frightened by this because he knows they are not real. He denies other neurologic deficits, denies auditory hallucinations and describes his mood as “good”. The rest of his exam is normal.
You are familiar with the underlying syndrome the patient is experiencing. You inform the patient that in the rest of the population the most common cause of this syndrome is actually…
A 37-year-old male with the chief complaint of insidious unilateral hearing loss was found to have an acoustic neuroma on MRI. If a brainstem auditory evoked potential (BAEP) was performed which of the following would be most likely found?
A 64-year-old man with idiopathic Parkinson’s disease being treated with carbidopa-levodopa is experiencing significant wearing-off despite increasing frequency and dose of levodopa-carbidopa, which is now producing significant peak dose dyskinesia. Which of the following would be a reasonable next agent to prescribe to reduce this wearing-off effect?
A 50-year-old man presents with slowly progressive cognitive decline and personality changes. Over the past several months, he has been having trouble remembering the names of relatives/close friends and he has also become more apathetic. He is known to have trisomy 21. His exam is notable for memory deficits, but no rigidity or tremor. What is the name of the region of the brain that synthesizes the neurotransmitter that is decreased in this patient’s disease?
The PET scan shown is most consistent with which of the following diseases?
Which of the findings are most likely to be found on examination in a patient with the lesion appreciated in the image below?