Ah ya.

Saya menemukan kasus menarik ini. Saya memang berlangganan artikel dari Medscape. Salah satu hasilnya, dapat teman-teman nikmati di kategori USMLE.

Kenapa saya hanya copy paste dari Medscape?

Ya karena saya belum bisa membuat pertanyaan jawaban dan pembahasan yang begitu bagus. Lagipula, dengan saya masukkan ke kategori USMLE, maka jelas, tujuannya adalah bagi mereka yang ingin belajar mengerjakan soal-soal USMLE. Dan saya rasa mengerjakan soal-soal tersebut juga tidak merugikan. Menguntungkan malah. Gratis kan?

kembali ke posting ini. Saya mendapat kasus ini pada seksi case of the week. Sempat ragu untuk mem-posting kasus ini. Karena saya masih ragu terkait dengan hak cipta. Medscape memang rutin memberikan kasus-kasus untuk pembelajaran. Dan semuanya gratis bagi mereka yang teregistrasi. Pertanyaannya, apakah saya berhak untuk mempublikasikan kasus yang saya dapat dari Medscape, sekalipun saya tidak bermaksud profit-oriented? Namun pada akhirnya saya memutuskan untuk meng-upload kasus ini karena memang menarik.

Sekali lagi, niat saya hanya ingin share informasi dan ilmu yang menarik.

Semoga tidak ada masalah dan selamat menikmati..


The Curious Case of the Patient Who Was Killed by a Corpse

The patient was a 57-year-old male who discovered a hidden body after a prolonged and costly search.
The corpse was that of a young man, who died under somewhat unusual, possibly violent, circumstances and was buried in a secret location that remained undiscovered for many years. Although buried for a long time, the body was well preserved. Little is known about the health status of the young man during his life, except that he may have been androgynous. He seemed to have difficulty walking, requiring the use of a cane. Final events, possibly leading to his death, were a fractured skull and a fracture of the leg.
After encountering the corpse, the patient, an astute but amateur scientist, spent many hours in close contact with the body. One evening, several weeks after discovering the gravesite, while he was shaving, the patient sliced off a healing facial pimple that probably originated from a mosquito bite. The cut on his face became infected and soon afterwards he died.

Medical History
The patient was a previously healthy 57-year-old man, married with 2 children, and with no known familial disease. The patient was a smoker, and his history included a serious automobile crash when he was 35 years old, which may have caused a punctured lung. His other injuries at the time of the vehicular crash included a broken wrist, burns, and damage to his palette. After he recovered, he remained thin and fragile, suffering from recurrent lung infections.

What is the name of the patient who died after discovering the corpse?
a. Heinrich Schleimann
b. Arthur Evans
c. George Edward Stanhope Molyneux Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon
d. Charles Darwin

Who was the corpse?
a. Mark Anthony
b. Alexander the Great
c. King Tutankhamun
d. Hannibal

In 1922, Lord Carnarvon discovered the hidden tomb of the Egyptian King Tutankhamun, which had been careful hidden in the Valley of Kings. Although their deaths are separated by more than 3000 years, the deaths of King Tut and Lord Carnarvon have some close links: both men suffered from poor health prior to their death; infection is likely to have played a causative role leading to both deaths; both men, as a result of inherited wealth, led privileged lives. Now, based on recent DNA analysis, we know many of the details surrounding King Tut’s health even though he died centuries ago. It is surprising that we know less about Lord Carnarvon’s comparatively recent death than we do about King Tut’s death. Is it possible that King Tut, seeking revenge for having his burial place disturbed, struck back from the grave to kill Lord Carnarvon? Although unlikely, the “curse of the Pharaoh” legend persists.

Further Reading
Reeves N. The Complete Tutankhamun: The King, the Tomb, the Royal Treasure. Thames & Hudson. 1995
Hawass Z. Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs: Official Companion Book to the Exhibition sponsored by National Geographic National Geographic; 1St Edition. 2005

LookLex Encyclopaedia
Tutankhamon’s Curse

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