Infections are an essential topic for the NEET PG exam since it is the major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients and understanding their pathogenesis, diagnosis, and management is crucial for a medical practitioner.
Questions on infections are common in the NEET PG exam and are used to assess the candidate's knowledge of medical microbiology and infectious diseases.
Tenderness along tendon sheath → Most specific (Percussion tenderness)
Important Information Infection of the thumb can involve the little finger because of connecting bursa.Index, middle & ring fingers have separate sheaths.Therefore, infection of the little finger can involve thumb but not index finger.
Multiple draining sinus over foot
Multiple draining sinus over mandible
Above waist - Bacterial cause
Below waist - Fungal cause
Dot in circle sign
Q True/False in view of septic arthritis?
Widening of joint space is there
Staph aureus is the most common organism in young children & neonates
I/D done after culture & aspirate & antibiotics for 24 hrs
Kocher’s criteria is used to differentiate from transient synovitis
Position of hip is FADIR
Ans - F, T, F, T, F
Patient is not able to bear weight
ESR ≥40 mm/hr
Fever > 38.5°C
WBC > 12,000 cells/µl
Important Information From 3% for one positive to more than 90% for four positive is the sensitivity of Kocher’s criteria
Q. Synovial tenosynovitis of flexor tendon. What is the correct statement?
The affected finger is extended at all joints
It has to be conservatively managed
Little finger infection can spread to thumb but not to index finger
Patient presents with minimal pain
Ans - Little finger infection can spread to thumb but not to index finger
Q. Multifocal osteomyelitis is associated with?
Sickle cell anaemia
Ans - Sickle cell anaemia
Q. In osteomyelitis of the spine, the most common causative organism is?
Ans - Staphylococcus aureus
Important Information In case of any bone in the body king of orthopedics is Staphylococcus aureus
Previous Year Question
Q. A young girl had thigh swelling with discharging sinus from which bony fragment came out. The parents were concerned what was it? (FMGE – Aug - 2020)
D. Loose body
Q. Which of the following is not true about the given image?(FMGE – Aug - 2020)
A. May cause Osteomyelitis
B. May be caused due to pin prick injury
C.Causative Organism is staph epidermidis
D. May be treated initially by antibodies
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