Sunday, July 19, 2009

Question 15

What organism is most commonly associated with the diagnosis mentioned in Question 14?

A) Coxsackie Virus
B) Human T Cell Virus
C) Cytomegalovirus
D) Ebstein Baar
E) H. Pylori
F) S. Hematobium
G) C. Sinesis
H) Human immunodeficiency Virus
I) Hantavirus
J) Picorna Virus

2 comments:

Usmle Challenger July 21, 2009 at 8:54 AM  

Answer: C) Cytomegalovirus

50 % of Cases of HD are associated with CMV

Other options:

A) Coxsackie Virus : Hand foot mouth disease, herpangina, cardiomyopathy, pericarditis.
B) Human T Cell Virus: Adult T cell leukemia (+TAX gene that – TP53)
D) Ebstein Baar : Burkitts (myc oncogene)
E) H. Pylori (Low grade malignant lymphoma)
F) S. Hematobium (Bladder Ca)
G) C. Sinesis (cholangioCa)
H) Human immunodeficiency Virus (NHL: CNS lymphoma, Kaposi Sarcoma)
I) Hantavirus (hemorrhagic fever)
J) Picorna Virus (includes Polio, echo, rhino, coxsackie, HAV)

Sankofa October 23, 2009 at 5:01 AM  

I believe 50% of cases of HD are associated with EBV and not CMV. I have checked various sources and all states Hodkins association with EBV in 50% of cases esp in Mixed Cellularity HD.

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