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    Lightbulb Pathology Miscellaneous Mnemonics

    Necrosis: the 4 types
    Code:
    "Life Can Get Complicated":
    Liquifactive
    Coagulation
    Gangrene
    Caseous
     'Life' used since necrosis is 'death'.

    Turner syndrome: components

    Code:
    CLOWNS:
    Cardiac abnormalities (specifically Coartication)
    Lymphoedema
    Ovaries underdeveloped (causing sterility, amenorrhea)
    Webbed neck
    Nipples widely spaced
    Short

    Fragile-X syndrome: features

    Code:
    DSM-4:
    Discontinued chromosome staining
    Shows anticipation
    Male (male more affected)
    Mental retardation (2nd most common genetic cause)
    Macrognathia
    Macroorchidism
    Whipple's disease: full features
    Code:
    WHIPPLES:
    Weight loss
    Hyperpigmentation of skin
    Infection with tropheryma whippelii
    PAS positive granules in macrophage
    Polyarthritis
    Lymphadenopathy
    Enteric involvement
    Steatorrhea

    CREST sydrome: components

    Code:
    CREST:
    Calcinosis
    Raynaud's phenomena
    Esophageal dysmotility
    Sclerodactyly
    Telangectasia

    Edwards' syndrome: characteristics

    Code:
    EDWARDS:
    Eighteen (trisomy)
    Digit overlapping flexion
    Wide head
    Absent intellect (mentally retarded)
    Rocker-bottom feet
    Diseased heart
    Small lower jaw

    Fragile X syndrome: features

    Code:
    FEMALES
    FMR1 gene
    Exhibits anticpation
    Macro-orchidism
    Autism
    Long face with large jaw
    Everted eyes

    New systemic pathology mnemonics coming soon..!!!
    Last edited by dr_kals; 11-27-2007 at 05:48 PM.

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    Lightbulb Kawasaki Disease.!!

    Kawasaki disease: features

    Disease name: a Kawasaki motorcycle.

    Usually young children, epidemic in Japan: Japanese child rides the motorcycle.

    Conjunctival, oral erythema: red eyes, mouth.

    Fever: thermometer.

    Erythema of palms, soles: red palms, soles.

    Generalized rash: rash dots.

    Cervical lymphadenitis: enlarged cervical nodes with inflammation arrows.

    Vasculitis of arteries: inflammation arrows on arteries.

    Cardiovascular sequelae [20%]: inflammation arrows on cardiac arteries.

    Treat with aspirin: aspirin headlight.



    Kawasaki Disease Criteria


    "Be careful when riding a Kawasaki motorcycle, you might get CREAMed.

    Conjunctivitis (non-exudative)
    Rash (polymorphous non-vesicular)
    Edema (or erythema of hands or feet)
    Adenopathy (cervical, often unilateral)
    Mucosal involvement (erythema or fissures or crusting)

    To have Kawasaki disease you must have fever for greater than 5 days plus 4 of the above.
    Second most common casue of genetic mental retardation.

    Kawasaki disease: diagnostic criteria

    CHILD:
    5 letters=5 days, >5 years old, 5 out 6 criteria for diagnosis:

    Conjuctivitis (bilateral)
    Hyperthermia (fever) >5 days
    Idiopathic polymorphic rash
    Lymphoadenopathy (cervical)
    Dryness & redness of (i)lips & month (ii)palms & soles [2 separate criteria]
    Last edited by dr_kals; 11-27-2007 at 05:51 PM. Reason: To make Kawasaki complete..

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    kals ur last pic mnemonic s suprb yaarrr...wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!really great work mate...tanx alot
    keep sharing and medicalgeek alive

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    Ya, the last one is too good !!! Amazing !!! I'll never forget this !!!

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    Thanz dr_kals. The last one is very hilarious
    Code:
    JONES:criteria for rheumatic heart disease
    Joints (polyarthritis)
    Obvious, the heart (carditis)
    Nodes (subcutaneous nodules)
    Erythema marginatum
    Sydenham's chorea
    
    Thank Moina Merchant
    be my buddy!

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    [ Amazing !!! I'll never forget this !!! helped me tremendously.[/COLOR][/B][/QUOTE]

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    Excellent effort.

    Thanks

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    best ones ive ever seen.....thanks

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