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Wolf's Down and Dirty Lists



Fastest growing tumor ? Burkitt's

PE's are found in half of all autopsies

Courvoisier's Law: tumors that obstruct the common bile duct cause enlarged gallbladders, but obstructing gallstones do not (too much scarring).

Only DNA virus to replicate in cytoplasm: Pox

Only RNA virus to replicate in nucleus: Influenza

Bacillus anthracis has the only protein capsule

Bordetella pertussis (Whooping Cough) elicits lymphocytosis rather than granulocytosis

Bronchioalveolar carcinomas grow without destroying the normal architecture of the lung

Cryptococcus neoformans often lacks a capsule and, when stained with GMS, looks just like Pneumycistis carinii, except that Cryptococcus lacks the prominent nucleoli.

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