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New Essays Posted by Farrukh G.


New Essays:

New essay questions (one a week) will be posted in the discussion forum from Mon 17/06/13 (2 weeks earlier than normal). There will be no essays in the 2 weeks from 22/07. Answers will be marked on a first-come-first-served basis with a marking scheme posted after 7 days. Answers posted after the marking scheme will not be marked and will be deleted.

Posted by monasaad S.

Options for Questions 9-9 A Rheumatiod factor B Anti-dsDNA antibodies C Anti-Sm antibodies D Anti-Ro antibodies E Lupus anticoagulant F Anti-cardiolipin antibodies G CRP H ESR I Increased complement C3 and C4 J False positive VDRL test K Anti-nuclear antibodies Instructions:For each scenario described below, choose the single most appropriate option from the above list. Each option may be used once, more than once, or not at all. Explanation Immunological criteria for diagnosing SLE Positive anti-nuclear antibodiesAnti-dsDNA antibodiesAnti-Smith (Sm) antibodiesAnti-phospholipid antibodiesBiologic false-positive serologic test for syphilisAntibodies to double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) are relatively specific for SLE Question 9 A 34 year old woman presents with joint pains, fatigue and a rash at 8 weeks gestation. Which one of the above investigations is the most specific for a diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus? B(Correct answer: B)





how ??? anti smith is most specific while anti dsDNA most common find in SLE pationt so the answer should be anti smith



Posted by Farrukh G.

Thanks - you are right. We have removed this question from the database pending an update.

Enquiring Posted by Jinan H.
Hi Paul where is the new essay question