Pearls for Boards

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1) Topiramate – Watch for non-gap acidosis, nephrolithiasis and hyperammonemia.

2) Jak2 – the intracellular kinase activated by the binding of Epo to the Epo receptor.

3) Live vaccines are contraindicated in kidney transplant recipients – these include MMR, Varicella, Yellow fever and BCG.

4) Liddle’s, the opposite of Pseudohypoaldosteronism Type I – Gitelman’s, the opposite of Pseudohypoaldosteronism Type II (also known as Gordon’s syndrome).

5) Myeloma cast nephropathydistal intratubular casts, Light Chain Fanconi Syndrome – proximal intracellular crystals.

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