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Don’t Forget The Christmas Quiz: the crossword round


Welcome to Don’t Forget The Christmas Quiz, a Christmas quiz with a difference. Over the next four days and nights, we’ve got something to bring a little festive cheer. Who knows their research? Who’s good with images? And who doesn’t love playing scavenger hunt?

We’re kicking off with a Christmas crossword. Can you complete the clues to find the hidden word? If you need some help with any of the clues, take a peek at the DFTB Modules for some inspiration…


1. Signs of abnormal breathing and what are valuable clinical findings when diagnosing pneumonia?

2. An alternative to Levetiracetam for the management of status epilepticus.

3. Constipation can lead to this, and as such the two can, and often do, co-exist.

4. A test which detects tuberculosis exposure.

5. Characteristic feature of the scarlet fever rash.

6. An uncommon pathogen causing pneumonia.

7. This rash in this viral exanthem classically presents after a fever and mild upper respiratory symptoms.

8. The organism most often associated with the viral exanthem in question 7.

9. “Scalpel, finger, bougie” is the recommended technique for front of neck access in children over 8 years in which national society’s guideline?

10. What do you get if you eat mistletoe?


1. What group of conditions cause focal pain, typically in areas such as the tibial tuberosity and inferior pole of the patella?

2. A tropical infection characterised by prolonged fever, splenomegaly and pancytopaenia.

3. In paediatric migraine, analgesia and what together are more effective than either alone?

4. Significant weight loss, vomiting, lethargy, hypoglycaemia, jaundice and hepatomegaly point to which diagnosis in a neonate?

5. This c-spine rule, when validated in children under 16, has a specificity of 19.9%.

6. One of the three types of brain tumours associated with tuberous sclerosis.

7. What does Santa suffer from if he gets stuck in the chimney?

Answers tomorrow!

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