Triads, pentads and classic presentations (part 2)

Medicine loves its triads, pentads and classic presentations. Here is the second of a series of posts that will allow you to find them in one place for easy studying. (Click here for the part 1)

  • Horner’s syndrome (think “PAM” Horner): (1) ptosis, (2) anhydrosis, (3) miosis.
  • Renal cell carcinoma triad:  (1) hematuria, (2) flank pain, (3) abdominal mass
      • Note this triad only appears 10% of the time
  • Charcot’s triad for ascending cholangitis: (1) fever (2) RUQ pain (3) Jaundice
  • Reynaud’s pentad for ascending cholangitis: Charcot’s triad + hypotension and mental status changes


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