by Adam Rosh, MD
Welcome to the next episode of The Reveal where we take you inside the mind of a test-taker to deconstruct and connect the dots of a board-style question so you can become a better student, transform how you learn, and excel not only on high-stakes exams, but also in your general medical knowledge. Let’s get started.
An 8-year-old African-American girl with a history of sickle cell anemia presents with diffuse pain consistent with an acute sickle cell pain crisis. While in the emergency department, she develops acute onset headache, right-sided facial droop, and right arm weakness. A CT scan confirms the diagnosis. Which of the following is the next best step in management?
B) Exchange transfusion
C) MRI brain
D) Tranexamic acid
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