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 +2  (nbme23#48)

Acute or chronic inflammation of gallbladder. Murphy sign: inspiratory arrest on RUQ palpation due to pain. Pain may radiate to right shoulder (due to irritation of phrenic nerve).􏰁ALP if bile duct becomes involved (eg, ascending cholangitis).

meningitis  To make sure, palpable Gallbladder is more in cholangiocarcinoma and Pancreatic Cancer? And if it were non-tender, could palpable gallbladder mean gallstones?
yb_26  @meningitis, it is a Courvoisier sign of pancreatic adenocarcinoma: jaundice + palpable, nontender gallbladder




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As always, it’s almost better to ignore the pictures when possible. This gentleman has a peptic ulcer, which we know is caused predominately by H. pylori infection. H. pylori produces proteases and particularly urease, which allow it to increase the pH of its local environment by cleaving urea into ammonia, which is toxic to gastric mucosa. The picture demonstrates H pylori, which are evident with silver staining.

joonam  Hey bro, thank you so much for your contributions on these free 120 questions. Your advice on test taking strategies for step 1 have been very helpful. +5  


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Why is this not HUS? How did you guys approach the question?

joonam  I think if this was HUS (d/t a bacterial infection) the leukocyte count would be abnormal (11k<) +  
yotsubato  normochromic normocytic RBC thats why. You would see schistocytes +1