Archive Of Standardized Exam Questions: Amyloidosis


This page is dedicated to organizing various examples of standardized exam questions whose answer is amyloidosis. While this may seem a odd practice, it is useful to see multiple examples of how amyloidosis 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

This is the five euro mail comes to the clinic complaining of facial puffiness and bilateral leg swelling. His other medical problems to include recurrent pulmonary infection because he has bronchiectasis and psoriasis. Is about pressure is 145 over 90 mmHg, and his pulse is 92 beats permanent. His BMI is 23 kg/m². Physical exam reveals the presence of S4 heart sound, Adam megaly, palpable kidneys, and 2+ pitting edema over the lower extremities. The urinalysis shows 4+ proteinuria however the urinary settlement is unremarkable. What is the diagnosis in this patient?



Page Updated: 02.22.2017