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common neurologic side effects of medications

Topic: Pathology

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Which of the following statements regarding common neurologic side effects of medications is FALSE?

 
        A) Cytosine arabinoside is/are associated with Leukoencephalopathy.
 
        B) Phenytoin is/are associated with Dystonia.
 
        C) Phenytoin is/are associated with Myopathy.
 
        D) Midazolam is/are associated with Dystonia.
 
        E) Benzodiazepines is/are associated with Asterixis.
 

 


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A) Cytosine arabinoside is/are associated with Leukoencephalopathy.

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The statement, "Cytosine arabinoside is/are associated with Leukoencephalopathy." is true.
Cytosine arabinoside is/are associated with Benign Intracranial Hypertension, is/are associated with Cerebellar Disorders, is/are associated with Nystagmus, and is/are associated with Leukoencephalopathy.  (See References)

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B) Phenytoin is/are associated with Dystonia.

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The statement, "Phenytoin is/are associated with Dystonia." is true.
Phenytoin is/are associated with Benign Intracranial Hypertension, is/are associated with Cerebellar Disorders, is/are associated with Myopathy, is/are associated with Nystagmus, is/are associated with Myoclonus, is/are associated with Dystonia, and is/are associated with Chorea.  (See References)

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C) Phenytoin is/are associated with Myopathy.

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The statement, "Phenytoin is/are associated with Myopathy." is true.
Phenytoin is/are associated with Benign Intracranial Hypertension, is/are associated with Cerebellar Disorders, is/are associated with Myopathy, is/are associated with Nystagmus, is/are associated with Myoclonus, is/are associated with Dystonia, and is/are associated with Chorea.  (See References)

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D) Midazolam is/are associated with Dystonia.

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The statement, "Midazolam is/are associated with Dystonia." is true.
Midazolam is/are associated with Dystonia.  (See References)

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E) Benzodiazepines is/are associated with Asterixis.

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The statement, "Benzodiazepines is/are associated with Asterixis." is false.
Benzodiazepines is/are associated with Nystagmus, is/are associated with Restless leg syndrome, and is/are associated with Akathisia.  (See References)

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References:

1. Geyer, J.D., Keating, J.M, and Potts, D.C. (2002). Neurology for the Boards, Second Edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia.
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