GastroEnterology Mnemonics


Extra-colonic manifestations of UC & Crohns
A PIE SACK

Aphthous ulcers,
pyoderma gangrenosum,
Iritis (uveitis),
Erythema nodosum
Sclerosing cholangitis,
Ank spon & arthritis,
clubbing,
kidney - nephrotic

Hepatic Encephalopathy
HEPATICUS

Haemorrhage,
Electrolye imbalance (↓K+ alkalosis),
protein XS (↑NH4 + XS),
Alcohol/ Analgesics,
Trauma,
Infxn,
Constipation,
Uraemia,
Surgery (post systemic shunt)

Haemorrhagic Ascites
MARA

Malignancy,
Acute pancreatitis,
Ruptured ectopic,
abdo trauma

Gallstones
5Fs

Fat,
female,
fair,
fertile,
forty


Gastric Malignancy
5As

Anaemia,
Anorexia,
Aesthenia,
Acanthosis Nigricans,
blood Group A

Jaundice
ABCDEFGHIJ

Anaesthetics (halothane),
Blood transfusions,
Contacts,
Drugs,
Ethanol,
Foreign travel,
Gallstones / Gilberts,
Homosexual / Haemophilia / Hepatitis,
Idiopathic / IVDA
Job - farmers, sewage workers (leptospirosis - Weils)


Mouth Ulcers
DRAG TIE

Drug (gold, steroid),
Rheumatological (bechet, reiter),
Apthous,
??
Trauma,
Infecion (HSV, VZV; syphilis, TB,)
Erythema Multiforme