Archive Of Standardized Exam Questions: Fibromuscular Dysplasia


This page is dedicated to organizing various examples of standardized exam questions whose answer is fibromuscular dysplasia. While this may seem a odd practice, it is useful to see multiple examples of how fibromuscular dysplasia will be characterized on standardized exams (namely the boards and the shelf exams). This page is not meant to be used as a traditional question bank (as all of the answers will be the same), however seeing the classic “test” characterization for a disease is quite valuable.


Question # 1


30-year-old female comes to the clinic because of issues with the vision loss in her right eye. About seven months ago she was told that her blood pressure was very high. Her past medical history is otherwise unremarkable and she does not take any medications at this time. Her grandmother had a stroke at the age of 55. Currently her blood pressure is 165 over 10 5 mmHg and her pulse is 80 it’s per minute. Her BMI is 25 kg/m². Physical examination is remarkable for a brewery below the right mandibular angle. The rest of the physical exam is non-contributory. Her lab results are as follows:

  • Creatinine: 0.8 mg/dL
  • Potassium: 3.6 mEq/L
  • Plasma renin activity: high
  • Plasma aldosterone concentration/plasma renin activity ration: 11

What is the likely diagnosis in this patient?


Page Updated: 02.15.2017