Update your Knowledge with MKSAP 19 Q&A


For over 50 years, the Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP) has been the most trusted resource in continuous learning for internal medicine physicians and residents. The tradition continues with MKSAP 19.

MKSAP 19 is available in several flexible formats, allowing you to choose the format that best fits your lifestyle. Each format includes 12 syllabus sections and 1,200 associated deep-learning self-assessment questions.

Learn about the new features in MKSAP 19, as well as pricing and release dates.

MKSAP 19 Q & A

A 38-year-old woman is evaluated for a 2-year history of headache. Headache episodes occur three times per month, each lasting approximately 8 hours and sometimes up to 3 days. She describes midfrontal pressure that spreads bilaterally and becomes both stabbing and throbbing over 1 to 2 hours, worsening with her usual activities and becoming so severe that she must lie down. Headaches are occasionally accompanied by nausea and nasal congestion but no visual or neurologic symptoms. Combined naproxen-pseudoephedrine provides partial symptom relief.

All physical examination findings, including vital signs, are normal.

Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?

A: Cluster headache
B: Migraine headache
C: Primary stabbing headache
D: Tension-type headache

Answer and Critique

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