MKSAP Questions of the Week

General IM

A 28-year-old man is evaluated for a 3-week history of “stuffiness,” decreased hearing, and discomfort in his left ear. He has no other symptoms and otherwise feels well except for mild nasal congestion that he attributes to seasonal allergies. Medical history is unremarkable, and he takes no medications.

Publish date: 09/12/2018


A 34-year-old man is evaluated for a 2-year history of fatigue, low libido, and infertility. His family history is notable for a brother with infertility. His medical history is unremarkable, and he takes no medications.

Publish date: 09/12/2018

Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Question 1 A 55-year-old man is evaluated during a routine examination. He feels well other than mild knee pain. He drinks six to eight cans of beer per night. He has no personal history of liver disease, but his older brother was recently diagnosed with hereditary hemochromatosis. On physical examination, vital signs are normal; BMI is 24. He is tanned on sun-exposed body surfaces. Cardiac examination is normal. Abdominal examination reveals hepatomegaly. Bilateral bony hypertrophy of the knees is noted.

Publish date: 07/16/2018

Cardiovascular Medicine

Question 29 A 28-year-old woman is evaluated after a 4-hour self-limited episode of palpitations. The symptoms occurred while at work yesterday. She has no history of cardiovascular disease and has no other cardiovascular symptoms. She is active without limitations. She is on no medications. On physical examination, blood pressure is 110/70 mm Hg, pulse rate is 60/min and regular, and respiration rate is 15/min. BMI is 23. The estimated central venous pressure is elevated.

Publish date: 07/16/2018

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