Repeated USMLE Questions Step 2- 473

Q- Risk of rupture of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is increased by all the following factors EXCEPT?

A- Male gender

B- Increased aortic wall stress

C- Smoking

D- Uncontrolled hypertension

A- Male gender- Rupture of AAA is increased more in females than males. 

Q- Which of the following conditions is associated with the presence of non-inflammatory follicular papules (comedones)?

A- Acne vulgaris

B- Atopic dermatitis

C- Bullous pemphigoid

D- Pemphigus vulgaris

A- Acne vulgaris- AV is the only option that accompanied with comedones which are follicular papules with black heads. 

Q- Which of the following conditions is most likely caused by over-secretion of growth hormone in adults (acromegaly)?

A- Carpal tunnel syndrome

B- Gastric adenocarcinoma

C- Hypothyroidism

D- Malignant melanoma

A- Carpal tunnel syndrome- edematous synovial tissues compress the median nerve 

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