There are 4 important causes of an acutely swollen joint:
- Crystal arthopathies (gout and pseudo-gout)
- Septic arthritis - infection in the joint
- Reactive arthritis - infection outside the joint but the immune system goes mental and attacks the joint
- Acute presentation of inflammatory arthropathies e.g. RA, psoriatic
Primary features are a painful, swollen, erythematous joint. In the infective types the patient may also have a high temperature and by systemically unwell.
10:41 pm • 8 December 2013 • 3 notes
Me and a fellow med student got quizzed about the posterior interosseus nerve in a clinic last week, and we knew NOTHING. Then another patient with the same problem (supinator inflammation) popped up in the same clinic!
So, to save your blushes should this ever happen to you, here are some facts about the posterior interosseus nerve. Not to be confused with the anterior interosseus nerve.
10:33 pm • 8 December 2013 • 1 note
It’s revision season everyone.
Are you excited?
12:26 am • 8 December 2013 • 4 notes
Anonymous asked: hey! will you post some immunology notes? i have an exam in a couple of days and can't seem to remember it all. also, some mnemonics would help. thanks!
Sure! It’s about time I updated this! I’ll see what I have, hopefully get something up this evening or tomorrow. :)
7:44 pm • 18 February 2013
You are seeing this correctly. This is the return!
With a couple of lame ways to remember some side effects of my favourite typical antipsychotics. Atypicals to come.
Also, the pink bit behind the haloperidol card is the malaria life cycle post it note. It’s been stuck there since I scanned it in.
11:46 pm • 4 May 2012 • 6 notes
Cells of the male reproductive tract and the hormones they secrete. Leydig cells are activated by LH, and Sertoli cells are activated by FSH.
4:00 am • 17 January 2012 • 36 notes