Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 166

Just when you thought your brain could unwind on a Friday, you realise that it would rather be challenged with some good old fashioned medical trivia FFFF…introducing Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 166 Question 1 Young’s syndrome is associated with which symptoms? + Reveal the Funtabulous Answer expand(document.getElementById('ddet1572406364'));expand(document.getElementById('ddetlink1572406364')) Bronchiectasis, rhino-sinusitis and reduced fertility Individuals with this syndrome have notably thick secretions which cause the above syndromes. It was noted by Donald Young a urologist in 1972, there is a potential connection with mercury exposure. [Reference]   Question 2 What caused George Washington’s death (1st US president)? + Reveal the Funtabulous Answer expand(document.getElementById('ddet99902850'));expand(document.getElementById('ddetlink99902850')) Epiglottitis vs Hypovolaemic shock.  I will let you decide from the account below, even at the time there was much debate as to the diagnosis and the treatments given: He suddenly awoke with severe difficulty breathing and almost completely unable to speak or swallow. A firm believer in bloodletting, a standard medical practice of that era which he had used to treat various ailments of slaves on his plantation, he ordered estate overseer Albin Rawlins to remove half a pint of his blood. A total of three physicians were sent for, including WashingtonR...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Frivolous Friday Five bronchiectasis Christopher Wren epiglottitis George Washington HSV1 HSV2 hypovolaemic shock infertility IV therapy Mollaret's meningitis rhinosinusitis Varicella VSV Young's syndrome Source Type: blogs