Musculoskeletal Pathology Quiz

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Musculoskeletal pathology quiz

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Achondroplasia is a disorder of bone whereby there is a mutation in the fibroblast growth factor receptor 3 (FGFR3) gene leading to impaired cartilage proliferation in the growth plate.

Why is it that affected children have a normal sized head and vertebral column whilst arms and legs are shortened?

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A patient presents with a heliotrope rash, a malar rash and Gottron's papules on the elbows and knees. She cannot comb her hair or climb the stairs due to muscle weakness. Lab results show an increased creatine kinase, Β positive antinuclear antibody (ANA) and anti-Jo-1 antibody. Biopsy reveals perimysial inflammation with perifascicular atrophy. She is treated with corticosteroids.

Which is the most likely diagnosis?

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On biopsy, a mosaic pattern of lamellar bone is revealed. What disease is associated with these results?

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Which joint disease is associated with morning stiffness that improves with activity?

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What are the key investigation findings in osteomalacia?

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What bone tumour is associated with lifting of periosteum off bone producing the Codman triangle and a sunburst appearance on X-ray?

7 / 11

Select the cause(s) of vitamin D deficiency.

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Acute gout presents as painful inflammation of the big toe which is referred to as podagra. What is an acute treatment for gout?

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What is the pathogenesis of osteopetrosis (marble bone disease)?

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What bone disorder is caused by an autosomal dominant defect in the synthesis of collagen type 1?

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Synovial fluid was sampled for a joint condition and rhomboid shaped crystals with weak positive birefringence under polarised light were found.

Which joint disease do these findings indicate?

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