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You have recently diagnosed an asymptomatic 45-year-old man with Huntington’s disease based on genetic testing which was requested based on a family history of the disease. The patient was informed of these findings in the clinic with his wife by his side. On the following day, you receive a phone call from the patient’s 23-year-old son asking what the results of the testing were. What is the most appropriate response to this question?
Which of the following is the primary source of norepinephrine in the brain?
A 78-year-old male with a past medical history of depression and chronic alcohol use presents to the clinic with his wife for evaluation of a tremor. He states that the tremor is most severe at rest and disappears with purposeful movement. His wife states that he has been having slower movements over the past year. On physical exam, a “pill-rolling” resting tremor is noted in his left hand and the patient has difficulty with gait initiation and takes short steps when walking forward. Which dopaminergic pathway is most likely affected in this patient?
A 13-year-old girl presents with headache, confusion, and polyuria. MRI brain with contrast shows a heterogeneous, contrast-enhancing lesion with mass effect located in the pineal region. A biopsy was performed. Immunohistochemical staining for cKIT of the biopsied tissue is shown below. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?
A 69-year-old man with HTN, CKD, HLD, tension headaches, and gout presents for 6 months of slowly progressive weakness. He has trouble rising from a chair without assistance and lifting objects above his head. On sensory exam, you note a bilateral symmetric loss of proprioception, vibration, and light touch in the feet and distal lower legs. He brings with him an EMG/NCS report from last week from an outside provider. It shows a length-dependent axonal neuropathy, as well as early recruitment and low amplitude action potentials on EMG of the proximal muscles. Serum CK is obtained and 3200. Which of the following is the most likely cause of his problem?