USMLE-Rx Step 1 Qmax Challenge #4045

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USMLE-Rx Step 1 Qmax Challenge #4045A 49-year-old man presents with a 3-month history of arthralgias, weight loss, diarrhea with fatty stools, and abdominal pain. After careful observation and testing, his physician obtains a biopsy of the lamina propria of the small intestine. The image shows the biopsy specimen.

What is the cause of this man’s symptoms?

A. Celiac sprue
B. Crohn disease
C. Mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue tumor
D. Ulcerative colitis
E. Whipple disease


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