Over the years, the AMA has run dozens of example questions from Kaplan Medical. If you’re preparing for the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) Step 3 exam, you might want to know which questions are most often missed by test-prep takers. We’ve compiled four cases from Kaplan Medical involving senior patients. Each question comes with an expert explanation of the answer. You can check out all posts in this series.
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A 102-year-old widower is brought to the clinic from his apartment by a neighbor because of a cough productive of green sputum. He had a stroke 10 years ago and has residual left arm weakness. He takes no medications. Vital signs are temperature 38.8º C (101.8º F), blood pressure 100/50 mm Hg, pulse 110 beats per minute. On physical examination rhonchi are found in the right lower