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Subject: Tommy's Concepts

Subject: Tommy's Concepts
Tommy's Concepts for the USMLE Step 1

Question

10-year-old boy passes a bloody bowel movement. He is now slightly tachycardic, and he has a hemoglobin of 14 g/dL.  There are signs of gastrointestinal bleeding, intestinal obstruction and inflammation.   Physical examination, including anoscopy, is unremarkable. Your attending says this disease is related to the embryonic vitelline duct and will use a Tc scan to diagnose.  What is the disease?<br />
1-Neoplastic involvement<br />
2-Crohn Disease<br />
3-Constipation<br />
4-Gastroenteritis<br />
5-Henoch Schoenlein Purpura<br />
6-Hirschsprung Dx.<br />
7-Intussusception<br />
8-Necrotizing enterocolitis<br />
9-PUD<br />
10-Acute Intermittent Porphyria<br />
11-Sickle Cell Anemia<br />
12-Volvulus<br />
13-Meckel Diverticulum<br />
14-Urolithiasis<br />
15-Incarcerated hernia

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