Ace Your [ARCHIVED] First Aid for the USMLE Step 2 CK, 9th Ed Classes and Exams with Picmonic: #1 Visual Mnemonic Study Tool for Medicine (MD/DO) Students

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[ARCHIVED] First Aid for the USMLE Step 2 CK, 9th Ed | Medicine (MD/DO) School Study Aid

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Berger's Disease (IgA Nephropathy)
IgA Nephropathy
Immune Complex Deposit in Mesangium
Increased Synthesis of IgA
Most Common Cause of Nephritic Syndrome
Overlapping Features with Henoch–Schönlein Purpura
Presents with Pharyngitis, URI or Acute Gastroenteritis
1 min
Loop of Henle
Descending Limb
Water Follows Na+
Medullary Hypertonicity
Increased Water Reabsorption
Vasa Recta
Na+ Reabsorbed Via Active Transport
Ascending Limb
Reabsorbs Na+, K+, Cl-
Decreased Concentration of Filtrate
Impermeable to Water
Distal Tubule
2 mins
Post Streptococcal Glomerulonephritis
Signs and Symptoms
Cola Colored Urine
Follows Group A Streptococcal pharyngitis or Skin Infection
Immunofluorescence (IF) Granular
Lumpy Bumpy Appearance on Immunofluorescence (IF)
Subepithelial Immune Complex Humps
2 mins

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