IASbaba’s TLP OPTIONAL – 2017 : Medical Science [6th Sep, 2017] – Day 42

  • September 6, 2017
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IASbaba’s TLP OPTIONAL – 2017 : Medical Science [6th Sep, 2017] – Day 42


1. A newborn baby weighing 1.5 kg develops respiratory distress on 1 st day of his life.

A. List the differential diagnosis.
B. How would you assess this baby.
C. How would you manage the most common condition manifesting with respiratory distress in newborn.

2. A. Define IMR.
B. List the major causes of IMR in India.
C. What are the key steps that can bring down IMR in India.

3. A 10 year old boy presented with history of recurrent join swelling of knees, elbows and ankles following trivial injuries. His maternal uncle has similar illness.

A. What is the nature of disease and likely diagnosis.
B. Which investigations can confirm this disease.
C. What is the medical management in this young patient.
D. What is the advice for his mother.

4. An 11 month old infant is brought to the hospital with delayed weaning and history of recurrent diarrhoeal episodes. The child is apathic, weighs 5.5 kg has depigmented hairs and oedema over the limbs.

A. What is the most likely diagnosis.
B. Enumerate the clinical assessment and investigations that would be helpful in this infant.
C. Enumerate the essential steps and two phases of treatment of this child.

5. Globally, about a quarter of all neonatal deaths are caused by birth asphyxia. What are these guidelines and interventions in resource limited settings for effective resuscitation to reduce neonatal mortality.

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