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A 68-year-old female presents to your clinic with the chief complaint of daytime somnolence. She endorses an unpleasant feeling in her lower extremities while trying to go to bed which prevents her from sleeping. Moving her limbs gives transient relief. What is the most appropriate first diagnostic test?
Immunohistochemical staining with GFAP is particularly useful in identifying which of the following cell types?
A 56-year-old male with a past medical history of smoking presents to the clinic with the chief complaint of a 1-month history of progressive muscle weakness. Interestingly, he notes that his strength seems to improve with repeated use. The physical examination is notable for proximal muscle weakness of the bilateral lower extremities and areflexia in all extremities. Serology and electrodiagnostic testing confirm the diagnosis. What is the first-line therapy for symptomatic management?
A 55-year-old male cigarette smoker with a past medical history of hypertension and medication non-compliance presents to the emergency room with an excruciating headache and altered mentation. An MRI of the brain is completed and provided below (T2 sequence). Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?
A 68-year-old woman presents to the emergency room with a 3-month history of worsening cognition, ataxia, dysphagia, and periodic episodes of brachial dystonia, and facial grimacing. A continuous EEG was performed but no EEG correlate was seen with the abnormal movements. An autoimmune process is suspected. Which of the following serum autoantibodies is most likely present?
A 12-year-old boy with no significant past medical history is admitted to the neurology service after presenting with acute-onset fever, personality changes, and difficulties with speech. His mother states that three days ago he also reported seeing bats and other wild animals running around his room. She decided to bring him to the hospital today after she noticed that he seemed more tired and was moving slower than normal. A lumbar puncture and MRI of the brain are ordered. The CSF shows elevated protein, elevated lymphocyte and red blood cell counts, and normal glucose. MRI of the brain is shown below. What is the most likely diagnosis?
A 56-year-old male comes to the clinic with a burning and tingling sensation in his feet and hands for the past 4 months. He has a history of morbid obesity and underwent gastric bypass surgery last year. On physical exam, he has 3+ ankle and patellar reflexes. He also has a positive Babinski and positive Romberg sign. There is impaired position and vibration sense in his big toe bilaterally. This patient’s condition is most likely due to a deficiency of which of the following?
A 40-year-old male presents to the clinic with difficulty swallowing. On additional questioning, he reports difficulty walking, falls, and dysarthria. Examination shows bilateral facial weakness, fasciculations, and gynecomastia. A CAG trinucleotide repeat on which of the following genes is the cause of this disease?
A 30-year-old woman with well-controlled epilepsy with lamotrigine monotherapy comes to the clinic today stating that she and her husband are planning to start a family. Which of the following statements is most correct regarding her clinical situation?
With of the following CMT types present with an axonal pre-dominant peripheral neuropathy?
Which of the following is the mechanism of action of entacapone?
A 47-year-old man with a history of bilateral cataract surgery at the age of 20 presents to the clinic for evaluation of progressive unsteadiness and cognitive decline. His father and older brother reportedly had similar symptoms in their early adulthood as well. On exam, there is notable dysmetria and gait ataxia. There were also abnormal soft-tissue masses appreciated near the Achilles tendons bilaterally. Which of the following is most likely to be abnormal in this patient blood?
A 61-year-old male with a past medical history of GI cancer status post gastric resection at age 57, consequently on parenteral nutrition, presents to your clinic for a second opinion. He complains of slow movements and rigidity in his arms and legs that have slowly progressed over the last year. He denies tremors or cognitive change. He saw a different neurologist who started him on carbidopa/levodopa 6 months ago but the response has been minimal and he continues to get worse. You decide to perform a brain MRI and you see bilateral hyperintensity of the globus pallidi on the T1-weighted image. What treatment should you add?
A 58-year-old woman presents with worsening memory loss and a 50-pound weight gain over the past six months. On neurological exam, her Mini-Mental Status Examination (MMSE) yields a score of 21/30. She has intact sensation, normal muscle bulk, tone, and strength, but diffuse hyporeflexia. Which of the following is most likely the diagnosis?
Which of the following is the mechanism of action for amantadine?
Which of the following is the first branch of the internal carotid artery once it enters the skull?
Axial T2 (left) and T1 (right) brain MRI images of a 3-month-old with a history of seizures and developmental delay are displayed below. Which of the following is the most likely cause for the pathology shown?
A 56-year-old woman with a history of right temporal epilepsy with no other comorbidities had an ambulatory 24-hour EEG performed. What is the state of the patient in this segment of the recording?
An 82-year-old female patient with a history of atrial fibrillation is brought to the emergency department after being found down at home. She is unable to move her extremities, although she is able to blink and move her eyes vertically. Occlusion of which artery/arteries is the most likely cause of her symptoms?
A 69-year-old male presents to the clinic with his wife who states that for the past 10 months the patient has become increasingly slow and more clumsy with daily activities. He has also been complaining of dizziness, especially in the morning when he first gets out of bed and has fallen once in the past month. On physical exam, it is observed that the patient has a 21 mmHg drop in systolic blood pressure when going from a sitting to a standing position. A brain MRI is ordered and shows a cruciform hypointensity in the pons. What is the most likely diagnosis?
All of the following therapies can be useful in the management of cluster headaches except:
A 35-year-old male presents to the neurology clinic for the management of seizures. The patient reports having focal to bilateral tonic-clonic seizures (FTBTC) since the age of 15. His seizures are usually preceded by the smell of burning rubber. He will then have left hand automatisms followed by whole-body tonic-clonic activity. Levetiracetam monotherapy was initially effective. However, 1 year ago seizures returned, occurring once every two months. Lacosamide was added 6 months ago but there has been no significant improvement in his seizure frequency. Levels of these two anti-seizure medications (ASMs) are therapeutic and there have been no concerns regarding medication adherence. What is the most appropriate next step in management?
A 38-year-old man presents with a 1-year history of neck pain and left upper extremity weakness. The symptoms started insidiously, and have slowly worsened over time. A sagittal cervical spine MRI is shown below (Left: T2 without contrast. Right: T1 with contrast). Which of the following is the most likely cause of his symptoms?
A 20-year-old female presents to the clinic with weakness and numbness in the right leg. She states that earlier in the day she was taking a long nap on her right side, and when she awoke, her entire leg felt like pins and needles. When she got up, she felt that she was dragging her right leg on the floor. She has had similar experiences in other limbs over the years but symptoms would slowly improve over weeks. Nerve conduction studies showed a right common peroneal nerve conduction block and mildly decreased conduction velocities of all nerves tested. Her mother reports that her father had similar episodes before he passed away from an unrelated illness. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?
Which of the following structures is well myelinated in a full-term (40-week) infant?