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nbme23/Block 4/Question#31 (38.9 difficulty score)
A 32-year-old man who lives at sea level ...

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sympathetikey  Don't mind me. Just sippin my dumb ass soda over here. +47  
someduck3  The term "Normoblast" isn't even in first aid. +29  
link981  NBME testing your knowledge of synonyms. Have to know 15 descriptive words of the same thing I guess. +14  
tinydoc  I wish they would stop making it so every other question I know the answer and I can't find it among the answer choices because they decided to use some medical thesaurus on us. +15  
qball  Metamyelocytes = Precursor to neutrophils Siderophages = hemosiderin-containing macrophage aka heart failure cells +7  
llamastep1  Theres a UWorld question about Parvovirus B19 that mentions "giant pronormoblasts" that helped me make the connection +5  
fexx  I got it right but would it hurt them to put RBCs? Medicine is hard as it is. No need to make the exams more complicated. I doubt my pt is ever going to as me if his/ her normoblasts are going to increase if they go hiking in the mountains +3  
nerdstewiegriffin  I can guarantee you this Q was written by some sadistic PhD examiner +2  

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