Daily dose of PLAB questions and answers

  • 7 Dec '20

I shall be sending at least 10 questions from PLAB materials here daily and supply the answers later in the day. This is to foster preparation towards this exam and finally success in it. Please, let's endeavor to contributešŸ˜„

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  • 8 Dec '20
  1. A woman comes with an ulcerated lesion 3 cm in the labia majorum. What is the lymphatic drainage of this area? a. External iliac b. Superficial inguinal LN c. Para-aortic d. Iliac e. Aortic

  2. A 45yo man with posterior gastric ulcer presented with severe excruciating pain which subsided after conservative treatment. 10 days later he developed swinging pyrexia. US shows a collection in the peritoneum. What will be the most likely location of the collection? a. Hepatorenal puch b. Left paracolic gutter c. Subphrenic d. Pelvic cavity e. Lesser sac

  3. A 44yo woman has lost weight over 12 months. She has also noticed episodes where her heart beats rapidly and strongly. She has a regular pulse rate of 90bpm. Her ECG shows sinus rhythm. What is the most appropriate inv to be done? a. Thyroid antibodies b. TFT c. ECG d. Echocardiogram e. Plasma gLucose

  4. A man brought into the ED after being stabbed in the chest. Chest is bilaterally clear with muffled heart sounds. BP is 60/nil. Pulse is 120bpm. JVP raised. What is the most likely dx? a. Pulmonary embolism b. Cardiac tamponade c. Pericardial effusion d. Hemothorax e. Pneumothorax

  5. A 28yo man has developed a red, raised rash on trunk after playing football. His PMH shows he had childhood asthma. The rash is becoming increasingly itchy. What is the most appropriate tx? a. Oral chlorpheneraime b. Oral amoxicillin c. IM adrenaline d. Nebulized salbutamol e. Histamine

  6. A 20yo man complains of recent onset of itching which followed a viral infection. There are numerous wheals of all sizes on his skin particularly after he has scratched it. These can last up to an hour. What is the most probable dx? a. Uremia b. Urticaria c. Psychogenic itching d. Atopic eczema e. Primary biliary cirrhosis

  7. A 34yo pt presents with 50% partial thickness burns. What should be the most appropriate management? a. IV fluids calculated from the time of hospital arrival b. IV fluids calculated from the time of burn c. No IVF d. IV dextrose stat e. Burns ointment

  8. A young man is brought to the ED after an RTA. His GCS on initial evaluation is 6. What is the most appropriate next step? a. CT b. MRI c. IV fluids d. Skull XR e. Secure airway

  9. A 74yo smoker presented to his GP with cough and SOB. Exam revealed pigmentation of the oral mucosa and also over the palms and soles. Tests show that he is diabetic and hypokalemic. What is the most probable dx? a. Pseudocushing syndrome b. Conns disease c. Ectopic ACTH d. Cushings disease e. Hypothyroidism

  10. A man undergoes a pneumonectomy. After surgery, invs show hyponatremia. What could be the cause of the biochemical change? a. Removal of hormonally active tumor b. Excess dextrose c. Excess colloid d. Excessive K+ e. Hemodilution

  • 8 Dec '20
  1. A 45yo man with posterior gastric ulcer presented with severe excruciating pain which subsided after conservative treatment. 10 days later he developed swinging pyrexia. US shows a collection in the peritoneum. What will be the most likely location of the collection? a. Hepatorenal puch b. Left paracolic gutter c. Subphrenic d. Pelvic cavity e. Lesser sac
  • 8 Dec '20
  1. A 44yo woman has lost weight over 12 months. She has also noticed episodes where her heart beats rapidly and strongly. She has a regular pulse rate of 90bpm. Her ECG shows sinus rhythm. What is the most appropriate inv to be done? a. Thyroid antibodies b. TFT c. ECG d. Echocardiogram e. Plasma gLucose
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Olamide Raheem
  • 21 Dec '20

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