Time to challenge that cerebral cortex and put on those ‘mental’ dancing shoes as we trip the light fantastic of medical trivia, and lift the latch on the cage of the tiger of tease…the Funtabulously, Frivolous Friday Five…
- Clutton’s joints are a manifestation of which congenital disease?
- They are painless symmetrical swollen joints.
- In fact Henry Hugh Clutton (1850–1909) described the swollen joints as ‘painless symmetrical hydrarthrosis’ (an accumulation of water in the cavity of a joint) – especially the knees
- What is emunction?
- Where is Bornholm island and what has it got to do with the Devil?
- Bornholm island is in Denmark
- Bornholm disease is a condition caused by Coxsackie B virus. It causes sudden unilateral chest or abdominal pain in children or adults, and is also known as the Devil’s grip.
- What might be late in Kallmann’s and early in Albright’s?
Mycobacterium leprae, the cause of Hansen’s disease, is very difficult to grow in culture. Cells from which animal are the best to use?