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NBME Step 2 CK Free 120 Answers

step2ck_free120/Block 2/Question#48 (reveal difficulty score)
A 27-year-old primigravid woman at 21 weeks’ ...
Influenza A virus 🔍 / 📺 / 🌳 / 📖
tags: infectious_disease

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They are presumably trying to demonstrate that she has an acute viral-type syndrome given the flu-like illness with fever, muscle aches, and generalized misery. COVID-19 wasn’t an answer choice. Note the CXR says “interstitial infiltrates,” which is the Step code phrase for atypical infection (as opposed to consolidative pneumonia).

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lsmarshall  An odd question. If it was influenza pneumonia is classically described as bilateral diffuse interstitial infiltrates. Even Dorian anki deck has a flashcard on it. Looking at pubmed, there are articles supporting viral pneumonia being classically bilateral (here is one Not sure why NBME insists on putting in random irregular details like that. Good explanation tho +

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