MRCP Part 2 A Revision for the New Format of the Written Section FARHAD U HUWEZ -Basildon General Hospital, UK UDAYARAJ UMASANKAR -Lewisham General Hospital, UK CHRISTOPHER AH WAH CHAN -Colchester General Hospital, UK
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Includes both interesting “rarities” and
This revision guide has been written to assist candidates sittin g the MRCP (UK) and other postgraduate diplomas in General (Internal) Medicine. The questions in the book are based on real cases and include common medical problems and emergencies, interesting rarities and “topical” diseases taken from a large number of medical specialities. The answers contain summaries of essential factual information and provide practical tips for future reference. This book will prove to be an invaluable revision aid for junior hospital doctors, and will also assist trainees to acquire a good working knowledge of general (internal) medicine, which is an essential requirement before enrolment into a higher specialism. Contents: 1.Hypopituitarism 2. Hyperparathyroidism 3. Ectopic ACTH syndrome 4. Nephrogenic diabetes insipidus 5. Addison’s disease (primary adrenal insufficiency) 6. Adrenocortical failure as a result of long term corticosteroid therapy 7. Klinefelter’s syndrome 8. Hypernatraemia due to dehydration 9. Lag storage pattern 10. Cushing’s syndrome (adrenal adenoma) 11. Hypocalcaemia and secondary hyperparathyroidism 12. Subacute Thyroiditis 13. Conn’s syndrome 14. Lesch-Nyhan syndrome 15. Lead poisoning 16. Turner’s syndrome 17. Necrobiosis lipoidica 18. Lipoatrophy 19. Plaque psoriasis 20 Henoch-Schonlein purpura 21. Mycosis fungoides 22. Verruca vulgaris 23. Scurvy 24. Polymyalgia rheumatica 25. Giant cell arteritis 26. Bony metastasis 27. Acute gouty arthritis 28. Churg-Strauss syndrome 29. Polyarteritis nodosa 30. Behcet’s syndrome 31. Rhabdomyolysis 32. Renal amyloidosis 33. Wegener’s granulomatosis 34. Hyperacute graft rejection 35. Diabetic nephropathy 36. Metabolic acidosis with normal anion gap and ureterosigmoidostomy 37. Polyuria and lithium toxicity 38. Metabolic acidosis with high anion gap, lactic acidosis, salicylate poisoning 39. Tumour lysis syndrome 40. Sideroblastic anaemia and iron deficiency 41. Von Willebrand’s disease. 42. Deep vein thrombosis 43. Infectious mononucleosis 44. Methyldopa haemolysis anaemia 45.Carcinoid syndrome 46. Malabsorption: intestinal TB and coliac disease 47. Amoebic liver abscess 48. Gilbert’s syndrome 49. Ulcerative colitis complicated by sclerosing cholangitis 40. Whipple’s disease 51. Strongyloidosis 52. Pseudomembranous colitis 53. Faecal impaction with overflow diarrhoea 54. Chronic GI blood loss 55. Chronic hepatitis B virus carrier state 56. Pulmonary stenosis 57. Absent ‘a’ wave 58. Pulmonary stenosis and ASD with left to right shunt 59. Aortic dissection 60. Endocarditis and Q fever 61. Reversed arm leads on ECG 62. Dilated cardiomyopathies 63. Infections in IV drug abusers 64. Ventricular fibrillation and CPR 65. Trifascicular block: indications for pacing 66. Mitral stenosis ECHO, ECG and CXR findings) 67. Cardiac chamber masses 68. Acute myocardial infarction 69. Hypertensive encephalopathy 70. Ischaemic stroke 71. Wernicke’s encephalopathy 82. Malaria prophylaxis in pregnancy 73. Hypertension in pregnancy 74. Indomethacin and heart failure 75. Atrial fibrillation 77. Poor control of hypertension 78. Digoxin toxicity 79. Septic abortion and DIC 80. Herpes zoster of the bladder 81. Leptospirosis 82. Neisseria meningitides 83. Toxic shock syndrome 84. Herpes genitalis 85. Cryptococcus neoformans 86. Septic Arthritis 87. Re-infection 88. Multiple sclerosis 89. Guillain-Barre syndrome 90. Miller Fisher syndrome 91. Visual field defect 92. Millard-Gubler syndrome 93. Myasthenia gravis 94. Idiopathic intracranial hypertension 95. Tuberculous meningitis 96. Temporal lobe epilepsy 97. Cysticercosis 98. Thrombosis of posterior inferior cerebellar artery 99. Migrainous neuralgia 100. Can he drive? 101. Normal pressure hydrocephalus 102. Right posterior cerebral artery 103. Sleep apnoea 104. Arterial blood gases (laboratory error) 105. Exercise induced asthma 106. Cryptogenic fibrosing alveolitis 107. Pulmonary embolism 108. Arterial blood gases (metabolic alkalosis) 109. Abnormal chest X-ray (left mastectomy) 110. Mycoplasma pneumonia 111. Abnormal chest X-ray (calcified thyroid nodule/cyst) 112. Abnormal chest X-ray (chickenpox pneumonia)
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