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Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 210

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Just when you thought your brain could unwind on a Friday, you realise that it would rather be challenged with some good old fashioned medical trivia FFFF…introducing Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 210.

Question 1

Burger King in Japan released the “Kuro Burger” in 2014, what ingredient did they use that could be found in an emergency department to make the burger black?

+ Reveal the Funtabulous Answer

  • Charcoal [Reference]
  • Charcoal or squid ink is now commonly being used in certain establishments to make your brioche bun black or even in a smoothie. So when your patients turn their nose up at the thought of drinking the activated charcoal just send them round to the local cafe.

Question 2

What is this symbol and where would you find it?

+ Reveal the Funtabulous Answer

  • Eye of the medicine man
  • Found in North America, and used by Shaman / medicine men. The outer lines of the symbol represents the four corners of the Universe – North, South, East and West of the physical world. The inner lines represent the Spirit world. The centre circle represents the eye of the Medicine Man and his spiritual vision.

Question 3

What is “Folie à deux”?

+ Reveal the funtabulous answer!

  • Folie à deux, or shared psychosis, is a psychiatric syndrome in which symptoms of a delusional belief and hallucinations are transmitted from one individual to another.
  • The same syndrome shared by more than two people may be called folie à trois, folie à quatre, folie en famille, or even folie à plusieurs (“madness of many”). [Reference]

Question 4

What is Curtis-Fitz-Hugh syndrome and how many people is it named after?

+ Reveal the Funtabulous Answer

  • It is named after two people – Curtis and Fitz-Hugh.
  • The eponym refers to chlamydial perihepatitis occurring in sexually active females as a result of ascending infection from PID. Chronic peritonitis may ensue. [Reference]

Question 5

What is Rigler’s triad?

+ Reveal the Funtabulous Answer

  • Rigler’s triad consists of three findings seen in gallstone ileus.
  • These are: pneumobilia, small bowel obstruction and a gallstone, usually in right iliac fossa. [Reference]
  • Rigler’s triad should not be confused with Rigler’s sign or the Rigler Notch sign or the Hoffman-Rigler sign.

Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 210
Neil Long

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