MBBS VIVA questions: A to Z. These questions are based on the book Written by Prof. Dr. Pushpa Raj Sharma 1. Growth and development:
a. What happens in IUGR the ratio of OFC and Chest circumference?
OFC is 3 cm more than chest circumference.
b. When is the peak growth velocity in adolescent girl?
c. What is the probable age of child who climbs with alternate steps but can
d. What is the probable age of a child who hold head at 90 degree?
e. A baby has unilateral moro with positive palmar grasp reflex where is the
f. A child can walk down stairs with alternate steps holding on to the rail.
g. At what age the moro reflex disappears?
h. Earliest hormonal change to occur in puberty?
Sleep augmented pulsatile secretion of pituitary gonadotrophin and growth
Below third percentile of less than 2 SD.
j. what is the characteristic of hypothyroid short stature?
Asymmetrical dwarfism with delayed bone age.
k. What is the characteristic of genetic short stature?
Gain in height is more than 4cm/yr. Bone age and body proportions are
normal. l. What is psychosocial short stature?
Emotional deprivation. Symmetrical . Bone age normal or delayed.
m. what are the causes of short stature?
Genetic short stature; chromosomal (down syndrome/turner syndrome);
endocrinal (pituitary / hypothyroidism), nutritional (rickets/malnutrition);
Chronic disease (chronic renal failure/congenital heart disease).
n. At one year how many carpal bones are seen radiologically? Two
a. Fatty liver, patchy depigmentation of hair and oedema is diagnosis of:
b. A child with alopecia, eczematous lesion over mouth and genitalia and
hypogonadism is likely to have suffered from:
c. The characteristic three radiological feature of rickets is:
Cupping, fraying and widening of epiphysis.
d. what is the calorie requirement for a severely malnourished child?
200 cal/kg/day and 10% of total calories should come from proteins of
higher biological values. e. What are the percentage of calorie from diet in balance diet/
15% from protein; 50% from carbohydrate and 35% from fat.
f. How breast feeding offers lower risk of infection?
Because of presence of secretary IgA; lysozyme; lactoferin; low pH,
bifidous factor and viable phagocytic macrophages.
h. Which vitamins are synthesized in the intestine?
i. What is the chief protein of milk? It
i. Human milk contains which nutrients in greater amount than cow’s milk?
Linoleic acid; oleic acid; more sugar (lactose)
j. What are the characteristics of the stool of an exclusive breast bed baby?
Low pH; golden colour and acidic reaction.
j. What is the characteristics of colostrums?
Deep yellow with alkaline reaction, 10-40 ml/day, high protein/VitA/Na
and Cl, contains antibodies (IgA/IgG/IgM).
k. what are the advantages of breast feeding in later life of the child?
Protection against obesity, demyelinating disease, atherosclerosis, and
Deficient of energy; body weight less than 60% of expected weight.
m. What is the dose of vitamin A for measles?
n. what are the important signs of hypervitaminosis A?
pseudotumour cerebri ( papilloedema, raised fontanel, and cranial nerve
palsy); hyperostosis and hypercalcaemia. o. What are the C/F of thiamine deficiency?
Dry beri beri (nervous system affected) wet beri beri (cardiovascular
system affected) and infantile beri beri (infantile tremor).
p. What are C/F of riboflavin deficiency? Glossitis/
Diarrhoea/ dermatitis/dementia/red swollen tongue.
r. What are C/F of pyridoxine deficiency? Hyperirritability/
hyperacusis/ hypochromic anemia/ convulsion in
infancy. s. What are C/F of vitamin C deficiency?
Pseudoparalysis/ subperiosteal he/ gingival hyperplasia/ scorbutic rosary/
t. What are C/F of vitamin D deficiency?
Craniotabes/ frontal bossing/ ricketic rosary/ Harrison groove/ delayed
eruption of tooth/ pot belly/ widening of epiphysis of long bone.
u. What percentage of children under 5 are stunted in Nepal?
NepalMicronutrientStatusSurvey) v. At what age there is greatest risk of PEM? 6-18
w. How will you classify a child whose weight is 60-80% and oedema present? Kwashiorkor. x. How will you classify a child whose weight is less than 60 and oedema present? Marasmic
y. Tell three indication for admission of a malnourished child.
Weight deficit of less than 70% of weight for height or <60% for weight/ Hb < 5gms/ hypothermia/persistent diarrhoea/dehydration/sepsis.
z. Tell three causes of death in malnutrition. Hypothermia/hypoglycemia/dehydration and dyselectrolytemia. a. which fluid will you use to treat dehydration in malnutrition?
Resomal which contains low sodium and added zinc
3. Hematological disorders
a. A child aged two years presents with anemia. Peripheral smear shows
target cells and hypochromic/microcytic picture with Hb of 6gm. There is a positive family history. The next investigation of choice is:
c. As per WHO for infants less than 6 months, the Hb cut off level for
d. What percentage of children between 6-23 months suffer from anemia in
20% e. What is the commonest cause of anemia in Nepal? Nutritional
f. What is the dose of oral iron to treat iron deficiency?
g. What are the three causes of hypochromic microcytic anemia?
Iron deficiency/ thalassaemia/ lead poisoning.
h. What are three causes of normochromic anemia with low reticulocyte
Leukemia/chronic infection/pure RBC anemia.
i. What further two test you will do for a child having normochromic anemia
Coombs test and hemoglobin electrophoresis.
j. What is the most likely diagnosis of a child whose total count is
2,500/cmm, platelet 60,000/cmm, RBC:200,000/cmm and no lymphadenopathy and hepatosplenomegaly?
k. What is the most likely diagnosis for a child with anemia, uremia,
l. What two investigations is done for bleeding disorders?
m. What three tests are performed for vascular and platelet defects?
Platelet count/ Hess test/ bleeding time.
n. What three tests are assessed for diagnosing coagulation defect?
o. Tell three clinical signs that differentiates platelet or vascular defects
Superficial and deep hemorrhages/ superficial bleeding arrested by
pressure/ spontaneous bleeding are small and multiple.
q. What is the desired rise of a coagulation factor required for the control of
bleeding in a hemophilic child with single hemarthrosis?
30%. r. Tell three complications of transfusion reaction? Febrile
reaction/circulatory over load/ Hemolysis.
a. Full term small for date babies are at risk of:
b. What are the three features seen in cold injury in neonate?
c. when you should not use bag and mask resuscitation?
d. What are the three characteristics of post term neonate?
Looks thin and old; vernix caseosa absent; nail protrudes beyond nail beds.
28 weeks of gestation to 7 days after birth.
f. what is the normal anthropometric measurement of newborn?
weight: 2.5 Kg; OFC: 35 cms; length: 50 cms.
g. What are the five observations made in APGAR scoring?
i. respiratory effort; ii: heart reate; iii: colour of the body, iv: muscle tone,
h. Energy requirement for new born: 55 kcal/kag/day; at the end of first
110kcl/kag/day. i. A newborn has flaccid paralysis of right upper limb, pronated hand in the
Erbs palsy at 5th and 6th cervical roots.
j. A newborn has absent palmar grasp in the left hand , left pupil is
Klumpke’s paralysis 8th cervical/1st thoracic and sympathetic plexus left
side. k. What is the first step of neonatal resuscitation?
Dry and cover with towels/give oxygen by face mask and gentle
oropharyngeal suction and peripheral stimulation.
l. What will you do if there is no cry, but occasional gasp and heart rate is
Insert oropharyngeal air way/ extend neck/ bag mask resuscitation.
m. What laboratory tests will you order if the neonate has the jaundice within
Coombs test/ blood group and Rh of mother and baby and serum
bilirubin. n. What is the most likely diagnosis of jaundice in a neonate noticed after 24
hours, direct reacting bilirubin is not raised and haematocrit is high? Polycythaemia.
o. Tell three investigation you will perform in a neonate whose mother
noticed jaundice on 20th day of life otherwise well?
Thyroid function/urine for reducing substances/SGOT.
p. A newborn develops respiratory distress and is more tachypnoeic after
positive pressure ventilation and has scaphoid abdomen, what is the most likely diagnosis?
q. A newborn is cyanosed and does not improve with 100 % oxygen, what is
r. What are two indications to stop exchange transfusion?
After calculated amount is exchanged and if signs of impending cardiac
s. What are three complications of artificial ventilation in a neonate?
Tension pneumothorax/interstitial emphysema/intraventricular hemorrhage.
t. Tell three characteristics of jitteriness that differentiates from convulsion?
Stimulus evoked/rapid oscillatory movement/movement ceases when limb held/conscious/no eye deviation.
u. A new born develops melena on 96 hours of life. His platelet is normal but
PT and PTT is prolonged. What is the most likely diagnosis? Haemorrhagic disease of new born.
v. Tell three problems that may be encountered in preterm?
Hyaline membrane disease/HIE/PDA/ anaemia/hypothermia.
w. What are the causes of neonatal hypoglycemia?
Small for date/ prematurity/ infant of diabetic mother/ inborn errors of
metabolism/endocrine deficiencies/ intrapartum asphyxia.
x. What is the X-ray findings in necrotizing enterocolitis?
y. Tell three conditions for large for gestational age?
Diabetic mothers/beckwith syndrome/ transposition of great
5. Gastrointestinal disorders:
a. A child presented with white patches in the tongue and buccal mucosa
which is not removable by spatula, what could be the cause?
b. An infant presented with fever, difficulty in swallowing with drooling of
saliva and is active and is irritable. Examination reveals two ulcers over the palatofaucial junction. what is the most likely cause?
Herpangina or herpetic gingivostomatitis.
c. A five year old child presents with recurrent history of vomiting since
birth. His birth weight is 3 kg and present weight is 5 kg. He is cheerful. What is the most likely diagnosis?
d. A ten year old child presents with acute onset of vomiting of blood. He
has marked spleenomegaly. What is the most likely diagnosis?
e. A three weeks old male child presents with the history of recurrent
projectile vomiting for two weeks with increasing severity. A mass, firm and round is palpable in epigastrium. What is the most likely diagnosis? Congenital pyloric stenosis.
f. What is the commonest cause of gastritis? Helicobacter
g. Tell three causative agent to produce acute diarrhoea in a child of 18
Rota virus; enterotoxigenic e. coli; sheigella.
h. What should be the osmolality of home fluid for rehydration?
i. Which fluids should not be given in diarrhoea?
j. Which fluid is preferred in severe dehydration? Ringer
k. Why Rringer lactate is preferred for severe dehydration? It contains
l. What happens to lactate of Ringer lactate after IV and why it is preferred?
Lactate is metabolized to bicarbonate, for the correction of base deficit acidosis.
m. What are the four parameter on which dehydration is assessed?
General condition of the patient; sunken eyes; eager to drink and loss of
n. What is the amount of ORS you advise to give to a mother whose 20
months kid has diarrhoea without dehydration after each loose stool?
50-100ml. o. What is the amount of ORS you advise for a child weighing 10 kg.? 750
p. Which fluid you will use and why in a child with malnutrition having
RESOMAL as it contains low sodium and extra nutrients like zinc.
q. How much Ringer lactate you want to give IV to a 8 months child in the
r. What are the three complications of dehydration?
Convulsion, paralytic ileus, hypoglycemia.
s. Tell three aetiological agents to cause dysentery?
Sheigella, salmonella, camphylobacter, enteroinvasive e.coli, entamoeba
t. What are the four key components in the treatment of dysentery?
Antimicrobials; fluids; feeding and follow-up.
u. What are five risk factors for persistent diarrhoea?
Malnutrition, recent introduction of animal mild or formula, young age,
immunological impairment, recent diarrhoea.
v. What are to dreadful complications during rehydration therapy?
w. A child with diarrhoea has serum sodium of 155 mmol/L. Which fluid
Preferably 5% dextrose with 25 meq/L of sodium as a combination of
bicarbonate and chloride. If this is not available then half strength normal
saline. x. A 18 months old child on formula feeding has persistent diarhroea. His
stool pH is less than 5.5 what will you do?
y. What is the autosomal recessive disorder that causes persistent
steatorrhoea, retinitis pigmentosa, and areflexia?
A-B-lipoproteinaemia. z. Tell four medical causes that may mimic acute abdominal emergencies?
Ascaris obstruction; basal pneumonia; acute mesenteric adenitis; preicteric hepatitis, acute bacillary dysentery, HSP, severe constipatioin, urticaria, acute intermittent prophyria.
aa. What are four extraintestinal causes of abdominal enlargement?
Hepatospelenomegaly, divarication of recti, hypotonia, wilms tumour, hydronephrosis, distended bladder, pancreatic cyst and choledochal cyst.
bb. What are the types of abdominal tuberculosis?
Ascitic, visceral, mesenteric and intestinal.
cc. A 6 year old female child is suffering from nephritic syndrome complains
of acute onset of abdominal pain. She has high fever and is delirius. What is the appropriate treatment?
dd. What are the two diseases of intestine where radiological studies are
Chronic ulcerative colitis (lead pipe), cobblestone (regional ieitis),
a. What is the ARI episodes per child per year in Nepal? 4-6
b. In which age group ARI causes highest mortality?
c. Tell four risk factors for ARI in children.
LBW; Domestic smoke pollution, malnutrition, no immunization, passive
smoking, d. What is the best way to diagnose pneumonia in child with cough or difficulty
e. What is the clinical bed side sign that differentiates obstructive airway disease
f. In which disease the infant breathe more easily in the prone position?
g. What is the best treatment for acute nasopharyngitis?
Paracetamol and home care (cleaning the nose and safe home medicines
h. What are the three upper respiratory common causes of recurrent cough in
Post nasal drip/ hypertrophied adenoids/allergic rhinitis.
i. For how long you will treat acute tonsillitis with antibiotics?
j. What two acute emergency condition can be diagnosed with lateral cervical x-
k. What are four causes that can present with cervical lymphadenitis?
Superficical infection of drainage area/ tuberculosis/Hodgkin’s disease/ infectious mononucleosis/ leukemia.
It is the secretary otitis media due to the blockage of Eustachian tube
causing vacuum in the middle ear cavity.
m. What are the two long term complications of streptococcal pharyngitis?
n. A three year old child presents in ER with acute respiratory distress. Stridor is
audible. What two investigations are done urgently?
Lateral cervical x-ray and total/differential count.
o. A three year old child presents with acute onset of croup. The child is active
feeding well but the croup worsens during exertion. What is the most likely diagnosis?
p. What are the three causes of croup? Epiglottitis/
q. How does the IMCI classifies a child with cough or difficulty breathing?
Severe pneumonia or very severe disease/ pneumonia/ no pneumonia or cough and cold.
r. Which three organisms cause persistent pneumonia?
s. What are the complications of pneumonia?
Lung abscess; effusion; SIADH; cardiac failure; metastasis infection;
acidosis. t. What are the four causes of persistent pneumonia?
Chlamydia; pneumocystitis; foreign body; asthma; tuberculosis; cardiac
failure. u. Which is the most effective way to monitor the improvement in asthma
v. A nine year old child with history of asthma again presents in the ER with
respiratory distress. On auscultation there are no air entry both the lung fields. What are the most important steps in the treatment?
Oxygen; IV fluid; hydrocortisone IV; aminophyline; ABG.
w. What are the four principles in the management of respiratory failure?
IV isoproterenol; mechanical ventilationi; neuromuscular blocakade;
x. What is the typical findings in X-Ray of a child with bronchiectasis?
y. What are the four causes of pleural effusion?
Tubercular; pyogenic; collagen disease; malignancy; cardiac failure;
nephritic syndrome; visceral larva migrans.
z. A nine year old child diagnosed as a case of pneumonia suddenly presents
with the history of respiratory distress for few hours. His chest examination reveals hyerresonance on the right side with reduced air entry. The chest x-ray shows deviation of the mediastinum on the left side. What is the immediate management?
A case of pneumothorax: water seal drainage.
a. What is the commonest acquired heart disease in developing country?
b. What are the three antenatal condition that predisposes to cardiac disease?
Maternal rubella; foetal alcohol syndrome; chromosomal anamolies.
c. Which physiological process closes the foramen ovale after birth?
Left atrial pressure rises as pulmonary venous return increases.
d. Which physiological process closes the ductus arteriosus?
The postnatal rise in arterial oxygen tension together with local changes
e. What are the four respiratory conditions that mimic congenital heart disease?
Meconium aspiration; respiratory distress syndrome; pneumothorax.
f. Which simple test differentiates the cyanosis from cardiac or pulmonary
Hypoxia test. Cyanosis due to pulmonary disease lessens with 100 percent
oxygen where as in cardiac it remains the same.
g. What is the clinical sign that diagnoses the commonest congenital cardiac
Systolic murmur in the left fourth intercostals space close to the sternum.
VSD. h. What is the typical signs of VSD in ECG?
i. What is the typical three clinical sign of PDA?
Continuous murmur in the pulmonary area; collapsing pulse; chest
j. What are the two typical clinical signs of ASD?
Heaving cardiac impulse just left to the sternum and fixed splitting of the
k. What are the three typical findings in the ECG of ASD?
Right axis deviation and light bundle branch block pattern in V1 and V2.
l. Tell four cardiac condition that can present as cyanosis in infancy?
TOF; TGA; Tricuspid atresia; total anamolous pulmonary venous
m. What are the major and minor criteria to diagnose rheumatic heart disease?
Major are carditis; polyarthritis, chorea, erythema marginatum and subcutaneous nodule. Minor are fever; arthralgia, ECG changes and rise of acute phase reactants.
n. What are the four clinical signs that is present mostly in Bacterial
Preexisting heart murmur; fever; pallor, palpable spleen.
o. What condition you suspect in a child who has grossly enlarged heart without
Cardiomyopathy. p. What are the four clinical signs present mostly in pericardial effusion?
Raised JVP; distant heart sound, hepatomegaly and pulsus paradoxus.
q. What are the four features of Tetralogy of Fallot?
VSD; Pulmonary stenosis; over riding of aorta and right ventricular
hypertrophy. r. What are the three groups of clinical symptoms of arrhythmia?
Symptoms due to decreased cerebral blood flow; symptoms due to
congestive heart failure and perceptions of rhythm disturbances.
s. How will you treat sinus tachycardia?
t. What are three important clinical signs of Paroxysmal supraventricualar
Heart rate more than 200;; breathlessness, change in colour.
u. Which two cardiac valvular disease where digoxin is contraindicated?
v. Tell three complications of cardiac disease?
Cardiac failure, thromboembolism and cerebral abscess.
w. What are four common clinical signs of cardiac failure?
Respiratory distress; oedema; enlarged liver and basal crepitations.
x. What is the reason to have hemiplegia in a child with cyanotic heart disease?
Polycythemia with increased viscosity and dehydration.
y. What is the commonest cause of hypertension in children? Glomerulonephritis z. What are five causes of hypertension in children?
Coarctation of aorta; renal artery stenosis, pheochromocytoma, steroid
use, polycystic kidney. Pyelonephritis, neuroblastoma, Cushing’s
a. What are the four common symptoms of hepatobiliary disease?
Jaundice; ascites; oedema; upper abdominal pain.
b. What are the condition in which there is unconjuated hyperbilirubinemia?
Hemolytic, jaundice of prematurity, Gibert’s diseae, Criggler-Najjar syndrome;
c. What are the condition in which there is unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia?
Dubin Johnson’s syndrome; biliary atresia; viral hepatitis; biliary obstruction;
c. What are five infective causes of hepatosplenomegaly?
Typhoid, infectious mononucleosis; malaria; kala-azar; tuberculosis.
d. What are the causes of only hepatomegaly?
Amoebic liver abscess; hydatid cyst; hemangioma; liver flukes, congestive
cardiac failure; constrictive pericarditis.
e. What are the causes of only spleenomegaly?
Portal hypertension, Felty syndrome; SBE; hemangioma, cyst, splenic trauma.
f. What are the types of hepatits that is transmitted by faecal oral route? Hepatitis
g. What are the diagnostic test for the hepatitis B?
h. What chromosomal anomalies may be associated with biliary atresia?
i. What is your diagnosis in an s week young infant with jaundice noticed from 5th
day of life and has pale stools but dark urine?
j. Which type of hepatitis is associated with raised serum alphafetoprotein? Idiopathinc
k. An child has varicella infection one week back. At present he is irritable and has
hypoglycemia and raised serum ammonium. What is the most likely diagnosis?
l. Name three storage disease that can cause cirrhosis? Galactosaemia;
m. How will you treat a child who has hepatocellular failure and is bleeding?
n. What are the four management principal in the treatment of hepatic coma?
Restricted protein; laxatives; neomycin; fluid restriction.
o. What is the most possible diagnosis in a child with hepatomegaly, abdominal
pain, ascites and hepatic histology comprising sinusoidal distension?
Isolating the organism and colony count should be more than 100,000/ml in a
b. What further three investigations are necessary in a child with repeated UTI?
USG of abdomen; voiding cystourethrography, and DMSA scan.
c. How will you treat a nine year old child who presents in the ER with very high
fever and rigor? The urine routine examination shows plenty of pus cells.
d. What is the commonest cause of hematuria in children? Acute
e. What are the five important symptoms that identifies a child with glomerular
Puffiness of face; oliguria, dark coloured urine; headache; convulsion.
f. What are the indication for biopsy in glomerulonephritis?
Persistently low C3; oliguria for more than 3 weeks; persistent hypertension.
g. What are the four diagnostic criteria for Nephrotic syndrome?
Proteinuria (more than 40mg/m2/hour), hypoalbuminemia, oedema, and
hyprcholesteremia. h. What is the drug and its dose that is mostly used in nephritic syndrome? Prednisolone;
The recurrence of oedema with proteinuria.
j. What do you mean by frequent relapse?
k. Eneumerate four important complications of Nephrotic syndrome.
Pneumococcal peritonitis; coagulation abnormalities, renal failure and
hyperlipidemia. l. How will you define acute renal failure?
Oliguria less than 300 ml/sq.m/day or urine output of less than 0.5ml/kg/hr for 12-
m. Enumerate three causes of prenal acute renal failure?
Dehydration; haemorrhage, decreased cardiac output.
n. Enumerate three causes of post renal acute renal failure?
Obstructive uropathy; posterior urethral valve; renal vein thrombosis.
o. What is the commonest cause of nocturnal enuresis?
p. Which investigation will confirm the diagnosis of posterior urethral valve? Micturating
q. What are the four important signs of polycystic disease of kidney?
Unilateral or bilateral flank mass; haematuria; hypertension and failure to thrive.
r. How will you prevent renal scarring in a child with ureteric reflux? Prophylatic
s. How long one should wait for undescended testis?
t. What is the treatment for hydrocele in a neonate?
u. What is the common precipitating factor for vulvovaginits in children?
a. What is the infectivity period of chicken pox and measles?
Until 5 days after the onset of lesion and 14th day from the appearance of rash.
b. What is the infectivity period of whooping cough? 21
c. Which diseases has the rash on the first day of fever?
Rubella; Chicken pox and meningococcal infection.
d. In which disease the rash appears on the second or third day?
e. In which disease the rash appears and the fever subsides? Exanthema
f. A child is brought in the summer months with conjunctivitis, pertussis like
syndrome and hematuria, what is the most likely diagnosis?
g. What is the disease which causes dysentery and tender hepatomegaly? Amoebiasis. h. Can a child who passes ova of ascariasis can have auto infection?
No, the ova must be in the soil for two weeks to become infective.
i. Which two drugs are antagonistic in ascaris infestations?
j. A child has diarrhoea and the stool report shows Balantidium coli, which drug
Tetracycline is the drug of choice and metronidazole is the alternate drug.
k. Which two diseases can spread by milk which is not boiled?
l. Which bacteria is related to GB syndrome that causes dysentery? What is the drug
Camphylobacter jejuni and erythromycin is the drug of choice.
m. Tell three causes that can cause muco-cutaneous candidiasis?
Prolonged use of antibiotics; immunodeficiency and endocrinologic disease.
m. A nine year old child presented with the recurrent history of fever, hoarseness,
productive cough and cervical lymphadenopathy. His total count is normal and mantaux is negative. What is the most likely causative organism.
n. An eight weeks infant presented with the findings of pneumonia without fever.
Which is the most likely infective agent?
Chlamydia. o. A ten year old child had been in a marriage party in Tarai. After 12 hours he
presented with the history suggestive of descending flaccid paralysis. What is the most likely diagnosis?
Botulism. p. A child is being treated with oral ampicillin for three weeks. He developed
dysentery with abdominal pain from 20th day of ampicillin. What is the most likely diagnosis?
q. An six months old infant of a HIV positive mother presented with the history of
watery diarrhoea for one month. He is not dehydrated but his weight is 4 kg. What is the most likely aetiological agent for this diarrnoea?
Cryptosporidiosis. r. What are the four important clinical findings of CMV infection in a neonate?
Microcephaly, hepatosplenomegaly, purpura, intracranial infections and
chorioretinitis. s. What are the two non polio enteroviral infections?
u. What type of diarrhoea is produced by giardia lamblia? Osmotic
v. How will you treat gonococcal neonatal ophthalmia neonatorum? IV
w. How can you prevent the invasive hemophilus influenzae infections? Hib
x. What is the chance of hepatits B in a neonate who is born to a mother who is
y. What is the commonest type of hepatitis that is prevalent in Nepal?
z. A nine months old child presented with the history of acute onset of high fever,
excessive salivation, and irritability. He has ulcers involving the gum and mucous membrane of mouth. What is the most likely diagnosis?
aa. How does the HIV infection spreads?
Sexual contact; contaminated needles; vertical transmission and blood products.
bb. Mention four AIDS indicator diseases.
Persistent candidiasis; persistent parotitis; persistent diarrhoea; persistent
cc. Mention one retroviral drug for children. 3-azido-3-deoxythymidine. dd. What can cause abdominal pain, positive occult blood and eosinophilia? Hookworm
ee. What is the most possible diagnosis of a child who has fever, exudative
pharyngitis, lymphadenopathy, hepatosplenomegaly and atypical lymphocytosis?
ff. What is the most serious complication of Kawasaki disease?
gg. Which drug is contraindicated in Kawasaki disease? Corticosteroids.
hh. What type of fever is present in Kala-azar?
ii. What are the four classification of Leprosy?
Tuberculoid; lepromatous; borderline; intermediate.
jj. In which type of Leprosy the cell mediated immunity is intact? Tuberculoid. kk. What are the four complications of P. falciparum?
Convulsion; renal failure; vascular collapse and black water fever.
ll. How will you treat cerebral malaria?
Inj. Quinine hydrochloride: 20 mg salt/kg loading dose in 10ml/kg of 5% dextrose
over four hours IV followed by 10mg salt/kg every eight hours.
Which is the commonest malarial parasite found in Nepal?
nn. Mention five complications of measles.
Otitis media, diarrhoea, xerophthalmia; encephalitis; SSPE.
oo. When you will advise vaccination against measles?
oo. A five year old child presented in the ER with history of high fever, headache,
convulsion and has purpuric spots. What is the most likely diagnosis?
pp. Which drug will you use for the chemoprophylaxis? Rifampicin. qq. What is the most common site for molluscum contagiosum in children? Face. rr. Mention the gram negative organism that causes otitis media in children. Moraxella
ss. What are the three complications of mumps?
Pancreatitis; orchitis and encephalitis.
tt. What is the common aetiological agent for pneumonia in children older than five
uu. Which group of drug will you use for this?
Macrolide. vv. A ten year old child presented with haemoptysis, chronic cough and very high
eosiniphilia and the mantaux is negative?
Which viral infection can cause “slapped cheek” appearance?
xx. Mention three vaccine preventable disease that can occur in a neonate?
yy. Which is the drug of choice for Pneumococcal infection? Penicillin
zz. Mention one infection commonly seen in severely malnourished or
immunocompromised child which can be treated with cotrimoxazole.
Aaa. Mention three causes of acute flaccid paraplegia.
Poliomyelitis; GB syndrome and transverse myelitis
Bbb. What is the cause of death in poliomyelitis? Respiratory
ccc. Which is national program that is supported by WHO for the eradication of Polio?
Ddd. What is the incubation period of rabies?
Eee. Which drug is used in bronchiolitis which has reduced the mortality?
Fff. What is the commonest cause of winter diarrhoea in an infant? Rota
Ggg. Mention four ophthalmologic features of congenital rubella. Cataract;
Hhh. Mention three features of post natal rubella.
Erythematous maculopapular rash; generalized lymphadenopathy; fever on the
iii. Mention three diseases caused by salmonella.
Gastroenteritis; enteric fever; osteomyelitis, abscess, meningitis.
Jjj. Mention two drugs used for scabies.
Kkk. What are the diagnostic criteria for toxic shock syndrome?
Fever of 38.9 degree C or higher; diffuse macular erythema; desquamation 1-2
weeks after illness particularly palm and soles; hypotension and involvement of
Lll. Mention two diseases that occurs after 2 weeks of infection with group A beta haemolytic
mmm. A child presented with sandpaper like rash, strawberry tongue, exudative
pharyngitis and tender anterior cervical lymphnodes. What is the most likely
Nnn. Mention three features of GAS toxic schock syndrome.
Hypotension, DIC, purpura and renal impairement.
Ooo. Which age group is vulnerable for GBS infection? Neonate. Ppp. Which parasitic disease causes high eosinophil count and migrating pruritic erythematous
Strongyloidiasis. Qqq. Mention five signs of congenital syphilis. Osteitis,
lymphadenopathy, mucocutaneous lesion and anaemia.
Rrr. Which tape worm completes its life cycle in human and what is the drug of choice.
Topical application of miconazole/clotrimazole/2.5% selenium sulphide/oral
ketoconazole. Ttt. A five year old child presents with perianal pruritus and there are no other
symptoms. What is the most likely diagnosis and how will you treat this.
Thread worm infestation and pyrental pamoate or albendazole. Uuu. Which disease is spreads through cat/dog and causes high eosinophil count? Toxicariasis.
Vvv. Mention five features of congenital toxoplasmosis.
Maculopapular rash, lymphadenopathy, hepatosplenomegaly, microcephaly,
www. What is the indication to use corticosteroids in tuberculosis?
tubercular meningitis and large pericardial or pleural effusions.
xxx. What is the indication to use acyclovir in chicken pox?
Older than 12 years, chronic cutaneous or pulmonary disorders, receiving
steroids, salicylates and other immunosuppressive drugs. Yyy. What is pseudoappendicitis syndrome?
Infection caused by yersinia enterocolitica with fever, pain in right iliac region
a. In a floppy child if the reflexes are brisk and planter is up going where is the
Cortex. b. In a floppy child there are no tendon reflexes but sensation is normal and is of
normal intelligence where is the lesion?
c. Mention five metabolic causes of hypotonia.
Hypokalemia, hypothyroidism, rickets, hypercalcemia, renal acidosis and
d. Mention three causes of convulsion associated with skin lesions.
Neurofibromatosis, tuberous sclerosis, cysticercosis, sturgeweber syndrome.
e. What is the typical finding on EEG in petit mal?
3HZ spike and wave paroxysm seen made worse by hyperventilation.
f. What are the important clinical signs of brain stem lesion?
Crossed hemiplegia, ataxia and cranial nerve palsy at the level of lesion and
g. What are the clinical signs of corticospinal lesions?
Hyperactive stretch reflexes, increased tone, weakness usually greater than
atrophy. h. Mention three important feature of febrile seizure.
Occurs between 6 months to 5 years, convulsion lasts for less than 15 minutes, no
localizing neurological signs and LP is normal.
i. What is the cause of fixed and dilated pupil? Third
j. What decorticate posturing indicates?
It indicates bilateral hemisphere dysfunction with intact brainstem.
k. What decerebrate posturing indicates?
It indicates bilateral damage to structures at the upper brain stem or deep
l. Mention three causes of coma with focal neurological signs but without raised
Tuberculoma, cysticercosis, vascular cause.
m. Mention five signs of severely raised intracranial pressure.
Decerebrate posture, irregular respiration, tonic seizures, fixed dilated pupil,
n. Mention two drugs that are used to reduce the intracranial pressure. IV
o. When will you suspect a child having meningitis?
If the child has unexplained fever with convulsion and persisting headache.
p. What is the commonest cause of death in acute bacterial meningitis?
q. Mention five complications of meningitis. Hydrocephalus,
nerve palsies, subdural effusion, SIADH, DIC, brain
r. What are the four features of spinal cord dysfunction?
Sensory level, a level of motor dysfunction, no facial involvement and urinary
dysfunction. s. Mention four causes of peripheral nerve disease.
Acute infective polyneuritis, diphtheria, botulism, peroneal muscualar atrophy,
t. What is the finding of CSF of a patient with GBS if done on second week.
Normal or slight increase cells with raised protein.
Gradual weakness, absence of paresthesias, bowel and bladder not affected,
positive Gower’s sign, no fasciculations.
v. Mention muscular dystrophies with autosomal dominant inheritance.
Myotonia congenital, central core disease, fascioscapulohumoral dystrophy.
w. Mention three causes of cherry red spots.
Tay-Sachs , Neimann-Pick and Gm1-gangliosiodoses.
x. What are the metabolic disease associated with peripheral neuropathy? Metachromatic
Krabbe’s disease and Neuroaxonal dystrophy.
y. Mention neuronal disease with visceral inlargement.
Gaucher, Neimann-Pick, Hurler and glycogen disease.
z. Mention the spinal centre for ankle and knee jerk.
a. A three year old child is brought in the OPD because of short stature. His mental
status is normal. His limbs are short but trunk is normal. His hand give the appearance of trident. What is the most likely diagnosis?
Achondroplasia. b. A newborn is presented with multiple fractures. What genetic disease you suspect
Osteogenesis imperfecta, autosomal dominant.
c. Mention two conditions associated with hemihypertrophy.
Mental retardation and neoplasia of kidney or adrenal.
d. A child presents with hypermobility of joints from birth. What is the most likely
e. A newborn present with simple malformations with contractures and deformitites
of the joints, what is the most likely diagnosis?
f. Mention two organism that commonly cause acute suppurative arthritis.
g. Which part of bone is commonly involved first in osteomyelitis? Metaphysis.
h. Which investigation can confirm the osteomyelitis lesion in bone in 48 hours?
Triple phase technetium-99 diphosphate bone scan.
i. How long will you give antibiotics in osteomyelitis?
j. Mention one clinical sign that differentiates TB hip joint from Perthe’s disease.
In TB hip joint child complains first of pain at night then he limps. In Perthe’s
Kyphosis and pressure symptoms on the chord.
l. A newborn presents with the symmetrical swelling of the arm, leg and elbow. He
is pyrexial and does not move limbs. What is the most likely diagnosis?
m. A four year old child presents with acute onset of limp. He had mild fever, cough
and runny nose one week back. He complains of pain in groin that radiates to knee. What is the most likely diagnosis?
n. How will you treat congential dislocation of hip?
Kepping the hip joint in the position of flexion and abduction for 1-2 months by
o. A two year old child is diagnosed as genu valgum without other problem. What
It is spontaneously corrected by five years.
a. A two month old infant is brought to you with history of prolonged jaundice,
hoarse cry and umbilical hernia, which investigation you suggest?
TSH. b. What is the normal size of thyroid gland?
It should not be larger than the distal phlynx of the individual thumb.
c. A 12 year old male child has enlarged thyroid, which investigation you suggest? T3/T4/TSH d. A three day old male child presented with recurrent vomiting. His scrotum is
hyperpigmented and penis us unusually enlarged. What is the most likely diagnosis?
e. A five year old child presents with polyuria and polydipsia. His urine examination
is normal except the specific gravitiy of 1001. Which investigation should be done?
f. Which disease is seen in basophil tumour of the anterior lobe of pituitary? Cushing’s
g. A ten year old child presented in the ER with drowsiness. There is no history of
diarrhoea or drug ingestion. On examination he is dehydrated and has Kussmaul breathing. Mention two investigation that you will do urgently.
a. Which eye complication is seen in juvenile rheumatoid arthritis? Iridocyclitis. b. How will you cofirm the diagnosis of SLE?
c. What happens to ESR/CRP/Hb and Leucocyte count in JRA?
d. What is the most likely diagnosis of a child who is previously diagnosed as
pulmonary haemosiderosis present with hematuria?
e. What are the immunological reaction in Urticaria?
Interaction of mast cells or basophil bound IgE antibody with antigen,
complement system and the plasma kinin-coagulation scheme.
f. What are the clinical signs of severe angiooedema?
Acute respiratory distress and collapse.
g. Which is the commonest non-infectious hyperactive inflammatory disease of the
h. What is the commonest skin lesion in atopic dermatitis?
Erythematous exudative lesions on forehead and cheeks.
i. What is the treatment for atopic dermatitis?
Avoidance of soap/ detergens and application of topical steroids.
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