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Med-Student’s Amnesia A transient selective loss of memory during an exam that prevents one from remembering the eponymically-named diseases discovered by old, dead doctors.

|Addison’s Disease |Primary adrenocortical deficiency |
|Addisonian Anemia (megaloblastic anemia)|Pernicious anemia (antibodies to intrinsic factor or parietal cells → ↓IF → ↓Vit B12 → megaloblastic anemia) |
|Albright’s Syndrome |Polyostotic fibrous dysplasia, precocious puberty, café au lait spots, short stature, young girls |
|Alport’s Syndrome |Hereditary nephritis with nerve deafness|
|Alzheimer’s |Progressive dementia |
|Argyll-Robertson Pupil |Loss of light reflex constriction (contralateral or bilateral) |
||“Prostitute’s Eye” – accommodates but does not react |
| |Pathognomonic for 3°Syphilis |
| |Lesion pretectal regionof superior colliculus |
|Arnold-Chiari Malformation |Cerebellar tonsil herniation through foramen magnum = see thoracolumbar meningomyelocele |
|Barrett’s esophagus |Columnar metaplasia of lower esophagus (­ risk of adenocarcinoma)- constantgastroesophageal reflux |
|Bartter’s Syndrome |Hyperreninemia |
|Becker’s Muscular Dystrophy |Similar to Duchenne, but less severe (mutation, not a deficiency, in dystrophin protein) |
|Bell’s Palsy|CN VII palsy (entire face; recall that UMN lesion only affects lower face) |
|Berger’s Disease |IgA nephropathy causing hematuria in kids, usually following infection |
|Bernard-Soulier Disease |Defect in platelet adhesion (abnormally largeplatelets & lack of platelet-surface glycoprotein) |
|Berry Aneurysm |Circle of Willis (subarachnoid bleed) Anterior Communicating artery |
| |Often associated with ADPKD|
|Bowen’s Disease |Carcinoma in situ on shaft of penis (­ risk of visceral ca) [compare w/ Queyrat] |
|Brill-Zinsser Disease |Recurrences of rickettsia prowazaki up to 50 yrs later |
|Briquet’s Syndrome|Somatization disorder |
| |Psychological: multiple physical complaints without physical pathology |
|Broca’s Aphasia |Motor Aphasia (area 44 & 45) intact comprehension On frontal lobe....
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