Pathology Mnemonics part 2


Pathology Mnemonics

MI: post-MI complications ACT
Arrhythmias (SVT, VT, VF)
Congestive cardiac failure Tamponade/ Thromboembolic disorders
Rupture (ventricle, septum, papillary muscle) Aneurysm (ventricle)
Infaction (a second one)
Death/ Dressler's sy ndrome

Hypersplenism: criteria "Hy per Splenism Ravages Cells":
Hy percellular or normal marrow
Response to splenectomy Cy topenias

Whipple's disease: full features WHIPPLES:
Weight loss
Hy perpigmentation of skin
Infection with tropheryma whippelii
PAS positiv e granules in macrophage
Poly arthritis
Ly mphadenopathy
Enteric involvement Steatorrhea

Pick's disease: features PICK:
Progressive degeneration of neurons
Intracytoplasmic Pick bodies
Cortical atrophy Knife edge gyri

Alzheimer's disease (AD): associations, findings AD: · Associations:
Aluminum toxicity
Acetylcholine deficiencies
Amyloid B
Apolipoprotein gene E
Altered nucleus basalis of Mey nert
· Findings: Actin inclusions (Hirano bodies)
Atrophy of brain
Amyloid plaques
Aphasia, Apraxia, Agitation
DNA-coiled tangles
Dementia, Disoriented, Depressed

Osteomalacia: features "Vit-D deficiency in ADULT": Acetabuli protrusio
Decresed bone density
Under mineralization of osteoid
Looser's zone (pseudofracture)
Triradiate pelvis (females)

Anemia (normocytic): causes ABCD:
Acute blood loss
Bone marrow failure
Chronic disease
Destruction (hemolysis)

Phaeochromocytoma: diagnositc rule · Rule of 10's:
10% ectopic
10% multiple
10% malignant

Hematuria: urethral causes NUTS: Neoplasm
Tumour Stone

CREST sydrome: components CREST:
Ray naud's phenomena
Esophageal dysmotility

TTP: clinical features Thrombosis and thrombocytopenia  
PARTNER together:
Platelet count low
Anemia (microangiopathic hemolytic)
Renal failure
Temperature rise
Neurological deficits
ERadmission (as it is an emergency)

Pancreatitis: causes BAD S#!T:
Biliary: gallstones, 1% of ERCP patients Alcoholism/ Azotemia
Scorpion bite/ Sea anenome/ SLE
Hy perlipidemia/ Hypercalcemia Idiopathic/ Infectious (mumps, coxsackie, salmonella, ascariasis)
Tumor/ Trauma
· The drugs are: penacillamine, furosemide, thiazides, ethacrynic acid, steroids, sulfas, ace inhibitors, NSAIDs, erythromycin, estrogen.

Fragile-X syndrome: features DSM-4: Discontinued chromosome staining
Shows anticipation
Male (male more affected) Mental retardation (2nd most common genetic cause) Macrognathia

Endometrial carcinoma: risk factors HONDA: Hy pertension
Age (increased)

Kawasaki's disease: features FEAR ME: Fev er
Ey e: perilimbic sparing conjunctival injection Adenopathy: usually cervical
Mouth: red lips
Extremities: red hands and feet
· Disease to be feared because of risk of coronary aneurysms.

Pheochromocytoma: common symptoms 5 P's:
Paroxysmal rise in BP
Pain in abdomen PMV in urine

IBD: extraintestinal manifestations "Left intestine to sail the SEAS of the rest of the body": Skin manifestations: erythema nodosum, pyoderma gangrenosum
Ey e inflammation: iritis, episcleritis
Sclerosing cholangitis

MI: complications "LEAP on the MAP": LVF
Embolism (systemic)
Aneurysm (ventricular)
Progressive infarction
My ocardial rupture

Portal hypertension: features ABCDE:
Bleeding (haematemesis, piles)
Caput medusae
Diminished liver Enlarged spleen

Alzheimer's disease: features RONALD (Ronald Reagan, a famous victim): Reduction of Ach
Old age
Neurofibrillary tangles
Atrophy of cerebral cortex (diffuse)
Language impairment Dementia (MC in elderly)/ Down's sy ndrome

Gout: major features GOUT: Great toe
One joint (75% monoarticular)
Uric acid increased (hence urolithiasis) Tophi

Seronegative spondyloarthopathy: diseases RAPE:
Reiter's sy ndrome
Ankylosing spondylitis
Psoriatic arthitis
Enteropathic arthitis (IBD)

Protein C, Protein S: function C and S are: Clot
· These proteins inhibit coagulation.

Melanoma vs. basal cell, squamous cell carcinoma: metastatic ability MElanoma is more likely to MEtastasize. · Basal and squamous hardly ever metastasize.

Hepatocellular carcinoma: aetiology, features ABC: Aetiology:
Hep B
Cirrhosis · Features:
AFP increased (classic marker) Bile-producing (DDx from cholangiocarcinoma) Commonest primary liver tumor

Goitre: differential GOITRE:
Onset of puberty Iodine deficiency
Thyrotoxicosis/ Tumor/ Thyroiditis
Reproduction [pregnancy] Enzy me deficiencies

Renal failure (chronic): consequences ABCDEFG: Anemia
-due to less EPO
Bone alterations
-v on Recklinghausen Cardiopulmonary
-hy pertension
D v itamin loss
Electrolyte imbalance
-sodium loss/gain
-metabolic acidosis
-hy perkalemia
Fev erous infections -due to leukocyte abnormalities and dialysis hazards GI disturbances
-haemorrhagic gastritis
-peptic ulcer disease
-intractable hiccups

Adrenal disorders: Cushing's vs Addison's Cushing: is Gushing cortisol. In Addison's: patient's cortisol doesn't Add up.

Aneurysm types MAD SCAB:
My cotic
Sy philitic
Capillary microaneurysm
Arteriovenous fistula Berry

Nephrotic syndrome: hallmark findings "Protein LEAC":
Lipid up
Albumin down Cholesterol up
· In nephrotic, the proteins leakout. 



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