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First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 2020 | Medical (MD/DO) School Study Aid


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Friedreich's Ataxia
Trinucleotide Repeat
GAA Repeat
Frataxin
Mitochondrial Dysfunction
Autosomal Recessive
Hammertoes
High Arches
Kyphoscoliosis
Lateral Corticospinal Tract
Posterior Column
Spinocerebellar Tract
Type I Diabetes Mellitus
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
1 min
Restless Legs Syndrome
Pathophysiology
Idiopathic
Iron Deficiency
Parkinson's Disease
Signs and Symptoms
Urge to Move the Legs
Unpleasant Sensations in Legs
Worsens with Inactivity
Relieved by Movement
Treatment
Iron Supplementation
Self-care
Gabapentin
Pramipexole
2 mins
Essential Tremor
Epidemiology
Most Common Tremor in Adults
Often Familial 
Clinical Manifestations
Typically Affects Bilateral Upper Extremities
More Apparent When Holding Fixed Posture
More Apparent With Goal-Directed Movements Such as Using Eating Utensils
Less Apparent With Relaxation and Alcohol
Management
Beta Blockers
3 mins
Intention Tremor
More Apparent With Goal-Directed Movements Such as Using Eating Utensils
High-Amplitude, Low-Frequency
More Apparent as Extremity Approaches Target
Overshooting and Undershooting
Pathogenesis
Ipsilateral Cerebellar Damage
Diagnosis
Neurologic Exam
MRI
Treatment
Physical or Occupational Therapy
3 mins
Hemiballismus
Presentation
Involuntary Flailing Movements on One Side of Body
Upper and Lower Extremities Move Together
May Affect Facial Muscles
Worsened by Activity, Improved at Rest
Causes
Dysfunction of Basal Ganglia
Contralateral Subthalamic Nucleus
Stroke is the Most Common Cause
Trauma
Neoplasm
Treatment
Dopamine Blockers
4 mins
Chorea and Athetosis
Characteristics
Sudden Jerky Movements
Athetosis
Snake-like, Writhing Movements
Basal Ganglia Lesions
Associations
Huntington's Disease
Acute Rheumatic Fever
Management
Treat Underlying Disorder
Tetrabenazine
1 min

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