Saturday, August 29, 2009

Question 29

The mother of the boy (mentioned under question 28) inquires about the child's prognosis. She is worried if he can grow up and have children. What is the physicians response to the mother's concerns.

A) Patients with this disease are fertile and can reproduce

B) Patients with this disease are infertile

C) Patients with this disease has huge testes and spermatogenesis would be abnormal

D) Patients with this disease have problems with gender identity


Question 28

A 5 year old boy is brought to the office for evaluation. He is joyful in the office, but the mother gives history that his social, speech and motor development is inappropriate. In fact, he lost his speech at the age of 2 years. He has constant dribbling and often remains constipated. The mother says he had feeding problems during infancy and used to cry like meowing. He has strabismus and epicanthic folds. On auscultation, he has a pansystolic murmur. His IQ was tested and was found to be around 55. What is the most likely chromosomal alteration in this patient.

A) Nondisjunction

B) Mosaicism

C) Translocation

D) Deletion

Answer posted under comments for question 29.


Question 27

14 year old boy is brought to the Office with swelling of the right knee. The joint is extremely tender, and the boy walks with a limp. He has no fever or any history of trauma to the knee. Both his parents are healthy and fine. He gives history of his paternal uncle who had some eye surgery in childhood, but he passed away in his adolescent years. The X ray of the right knee shows spiculated pattern and bone lifting periosteum. Which of the following regulatory gene is responsible for the boy's knee lesion?




D) TP 53


Answer will be posted in the comments section.


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