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* blueberry muffin lesions
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  drvirgo - 10/28/06 22:15
 
  A newborn with blueberry muffin like lesions (dermal erythropoesis),cataracts,PDA and CNS calcifications...what's the diagnosis?
easy one...
 
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* Re:blueberry muffin lesions
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  step1_ca - 10/28/06 22:16
 
  rubella.???  
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* Re:blueberry muffin lesions
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  yelito61 - 10/28/06 22:43
 
  Cytomegalovirus.  
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* Re:blueberry muffin lesions
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  dan297 - 10/28/06 22:43
 
  CMV! CNS calcification, cataracts and blueberry lesions are the triad for newborn CMV infection.  
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* Re:blueberry muffin lesions
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  drvirgo - 10/28/06 22:47
 
  sorry guys CNS calcifications is written by mistake in the ques.....
the ans is CONGENITAL RUBELLA SYNDROME.
CNS calcifications occurs in CMV infection...sorry once again..
 
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* Re:blueberry muffin lesions
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  shigella - 10/28/06 23:20
 
 

My (Microcephaly)
Plump (PDA)
Pet (Pulmonary Stenosis)
Cat (Cataracts) is
Deaf (Deafness)

Though , I didnt knw about the dermal lesions but yes, that should b obvious since its rubella.

Courtesy to dear friend Azim fatima...:)

Ways to remember which group it belongs to :

TOGA's(Togavirus)and his wife RUBI (Rubivirus)
have 3 kids on a train screaming:
(Weeee)Western Equine
(eeeee)Eastern Equine
(Veeee)Venezulen Equine
 
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* Re:blueberry muffin lesions
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  shigella - 10/28/06 23:22
 
  Forgot to write that the mnemonic my plump fat.....is for congenital rubella :)  
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* Re:blueberry muffin lesions
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  sharky - 10/29/06 08:38
 
  Thanks a lot for the Q drvirgo  
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* Re:blueberry muffin lesions
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  sharky - 10/29/06 08:41
 
  Hey shigella,
Thanks a lot for mnemonic ...do u have any more nemonic for viruses, coz it is very hard for me to remeber. If u do,.. could u plz post it . Thanks
 
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