Welcome to Pathology Student!
My name is Kristine Krafts, MD, and I love teaching pathology.
If you’re looking for straightforward answers to your pathology questions,
you’ve come to the right place!
They’re totally different entities – but they can occur together, or sequentially.
Do you know the difference between pyknosis, necrosis, and apoptosis? Here’s a great question I got that helps sort out these terms.
Studying pathology means learning about LOTS and LOTS of diseases. Here’s a simple plan that will help your brain absorb all that information and still be happy.
Mendel’s laws are so nice and tidy and reliable. However, genes don’t always behave the way Mendel described. Let’s look at a real-life example: Factor V Leiden.
Do you know what a “storiform” pattern is? Yeah, neither did I when I was a medical student. Let’s get this term defined!
You might have an idea of what cholesterol stones are all about – but what about pigment stones? Do they come from the pigment fairy? No (sigh), there’s no pigment fairy.
It’s time for another game of Name That Bug! Where there are no fabulous prizes if you get it right, but also no shaming if you get it wrong. Ever.
It’s like a test question, only without tricks, misleading information, or multiple correct answers. Actually, it’s not like a test question at all.
These three questions about megaloblastic anemia are really common – see if you know the answers!