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A three-month-old female born full-term and without any significant past medical history is brought to the clinic with episodes of head-nodding for the past one week. Episodes last for only a few seconds and only occur while awake. On physical exam, there is an abnormal head tilt to the left and intermittent head nodding. Intermittent, horizontal, and bilateral nystagmus was also appreciated. Routine EEG and MRI of the brain with and without contrast were normal. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?
While on the consult service you are called to see a patient from the surgical ICU whose hospital course has been complicated by a prolonged episode of ventricular tachycardia and hypoperfusion. After a return to spontaneous circulation, an MRI is performed due to concerns for ischemic stroke. MRI shows bilateral parietal-occipital hyperintensities on diffusion-weighted imaging consistent with watershed infarcts. Once he recovers from his cardiac event, what neurologic symptoms would you expect based on the MRI findings?
A 32-year-old woman with a known history of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis currently on ocrelizumab presents to the emergency room with the concern of having a demyelinating attack. An MRI brain with contrast shows a single, ovoid, juxtacortical white matter lesion with contrast enhancement that was not present on her last MRI scan. Which of the following is the most appropriate next step in medical management?
A patient with a recent history of ischemic stroke with almost no residual focal deficits except for a mild right-sided facial droop presents to the emergency room with altered mental status. Vital signs are only impressive for a low-grade fever. CT head and CTA show no acute changes when compared to imaging completed for his initial stroke. Blood work shows thrombocytopenia, anemia, and renal failure. A severe drug reaction is suspected. Which of the following medications is most likely the cause of this clinical presentation?
Which of the following comorbidities would prohibit the use of dalfampridine?
A 65-year-old mechanical engineer presents with increasing word-finding difficulties. He is particularly concerned that he is forgetting the names of people, places, and objects. On examination, he has difficulty naming objects when shown (i.e. keys, watch, etc.). Otherwise, his speech is fluent. A SPECT scan shows hypometabolism in the left anterior temporal lobe. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?
An 8-year-old girl is noted to have staring spells during class by her teacher. In the office, you are able to provoke an event by having her blow repeatedly into a pinwheel. What is the most likely underlying pathology of her disease?
Stiff person syndrome is associated with which of the following auto-antibodies?
An abnormal breathing pattern described as irregular inspiratory phases and variable intervals of apnea can localize to damage to which of the following regions along the neuraxis?
A 65-year-old female with 40 pack-year history presents with a 2-week history of generalized weakness that improves with repeated testing. You are concerned for Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS). Which of the following statements is incorrect regarding LEMS and/or myasthenia gravis (MG)?
A 58-year-old male with a prolonged history of myasthenia gravis was recently discharged 4 months ago from the hospital with his second myasthenic crisis requiring transient intubation. Since that hospitalization, he was on prednisone, tapered down to 40 mg a day, cyclosporine and pyridostigmine. He comes to the ED today after having a generalized tonic-clonic seizure. On arrival to the ED, the patient is post-ictal and has vision deficits on exam. MRI of the brain shows T2 hyperintensities on the posterior cerebral hemispheres. Which of the following is the likely etiology of this clinical presentation?
The vessel imaging shown below is consistent with which of the following?
A 19-year-old boy presents with his mother for complaints of frequent eye blinking and shoulder-shrugging spells occurring multiple times a day. He also has frequent episodes of humming a three-note tune randomly throughout the day. He has had these problems since he was 17. He had an MRI brain and EEG that were negative. He takes no medications. The symptoms do not impact his activities of daily living, but he does feel embarrassed by the symptoms. He went to cognitive behavioral therapy for this for a year and has not seen a benefit. Which of the following is a first-line medication for this patient?
A 72-year-old female presents to the clinic with her husband who states that she is “seeing things that aren’t there”. For the past two weeks, she has been complaining of bats flying around her room at night. Comparable visual disturbances have occurred over the past year, but have gotten progressively worse recently. She has also been acting out a lot at night; her husband states that she has been violently kicking and flailing her arms while asleep. Finally, she has been experiencing cognitive decline, including forgetting where she lives, what year it is, and the names of her grandchildren. On exam, there is symmetric cog-wheel rigidity appreciated. What is the most likely diagnosis?
The F wave response is an: