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Daily SBA (BOF) Mock Test 001

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PLAB Part 1

Multiple Choice Test

Daily SBA Mock Test 001



1) A homeless alcoholic with a chronic productive cough, presents with haemoptysis. The chest X-ray shows a cavitating lesion. What is the single most likely causative organism?

One answer only.
Chlamydia psittaci
Mycoplasma tuberculosis
Staphylococcus aureus
Haemophiius influenzae
Streptococcus pneumoniae





2) A 50 yr old man became suddenly breathless whilst eating. He has marked stridor and is choking and drooling. What is the SINGLE most next appropriate step in management?

One answer only.
IV aminophylline
Pleural aspiration
Heimlich maneuver
Chest drain
IV frusemide



3) A 60 yr old man presents with acute breathlessness and a cough productive of frothy, pink sputum. He cannot lie flat. On examination he has crackles in both midzpnes and a few scattered wheezes. What is the SINGLE most next appropriate step in management?

One answer only.
Chest drain
IV frusemide
Rapid infusion of saline
Forced alkaline diuresis
Intramuscular adrenaline



4) A 20 yr old woman is too breathless to speak. Her pulse is 120/min respiratory rate 30/min and PEFR is 100 L/min. Examination reveals a very quiet chest and CXR is normal. What is the SINGLE most next appropriate step in management?

One answer only.
Nebulisd salbutarnol
IV aminophylline
Pleural aspiration
Heimlich maneuver
Chest drain



5) A chronic smoker with COPD develops a fever. He reports bringing up green phlegm on coughing. What is the single most likely causative organism?

One answer only.
Staphylococcus aureus
Haemophiius influenzae
Streptococcus pneumoniae
Chlamydia trachomatis
Mycoplasma pneumonia



6) A young male homosexual with Kaposi's sarcoma complains of increasing breathlessness and a dry cough. What is the single most likely causative organism?

One answer only.
Chlamydia trachomatis
Mycoplasma pneumonia
Pneumocystis carinii
Legionefla pneumoniae
Klebsiella pneumoniae



7) A 25 yr old man has a 3 day history of shivering, general malaise and productive cough. The X-ray shows right lower lobe consolidation. What is the single most likely causative organism?

One answer only.
Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Mycoplasrna pneumoniae
Pneumocystis carinii
Staphylococcus aureus
Streptococcus pneumoniae



8) A 26 yr old man presents with severe shortness of breath and dry cough which he has had for 24 hrs. He is very distressed. He has been on IV drug abuser. The X-ray shows perihilar fine mottling. What is the single most likely causative organism?

One answer only.
Mixed growth of organisms
Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Mycoplasrna pneumoniae
Pneumocystis carinii
Staphylococcus aureus



9) A 35 yr old previously healthy man returned from holiday five days ago. He smokes 10 cigarettes per day. He presents with mild confusion, a dry cough and mild pyrexia. His chest is normal. The X-ray shows widespread upperzone shadowing. What is the single most likely causative organism?

One answer only.
Legionella pneumphilia
Mixed growth of organisms
Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Mycoplasma pneumoniae
Pneumocystis carinii



10) A 20 yr old previously healthy woman presents with general malaise, severe cough and breahlessness, which has not improved with a 7 day course of arnoxycillin. There is nothing significant to find on examination. The X-ray shows patchy shadowing throughout the lung fields. The blood film shows clumping of red cells with suggestion of cold agglutinins. What is the single most likely causative organism?

One answer only.
Mixed growth of organisms
Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Mycoplasrna pneumoniae
Pneumocystis carinii
Staphylococcus aureus


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