Question of the Week

Q. A 15 yrs girl came to me with complaints of episodes of tachycardia. Sometimes the episode of tachycardia triggered by exercise. Her ECG CBC and cardiac examination are normal except mild anemia. Can it be psvt? How can we confirm the diagnosis because episodes of tachycardia last for 15 to 20 mins?
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Teaching Files/ Grand Rounds

A 20 years old HIV infected girl on anti-retroviral therapy (ART) since the age of 12 years presented with jaundice for 3 months. There was no fever. She was initially on stavudine (d4T), lamivudine (3TC) and efavirenz (EFV) till the age of 17 years ...
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Diagnostic Dilemma

A 4 years 8 months old boy presented with fever for 6 months, progressive abdominal distension for one month, epistaxis 20 days ago and bilateral swelling of feet since one day. He was diagnosed as myelofibrosis 4 months ago. At that time he had pancytopenia and bone marrow was hypocellular and had ...
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Poll

Q. Are COVID-19 serological tests (antibody tests) useful?
  • Yes, if antibodies are present, it suggests immunity
  • No, presence of antibody does not suggest immunity
  • No, they do not have a high sensitivity and specificity and may be false positive or false negative
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