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Week 1 discussion Question
Scenario 1: A 16-year-old boy comes to clinic with chief complaint of sore throat for 3 days. Denies fever or chills. PMH negative for recurrent colds, influenza, ear infections or pneumonias. NKDA or food allergies. Physical exam reveals temp of 99.6 F, pulse 78 and regular with respirations of 18. HEENT normal with exception of reddened posterior pharynx with white exudate on tonsils that are enlarged to 3+. Positive anterior and posterior cervical adenopathy. Rapid strep test performed in office was positive. His HCP wrote a prescription for amoxicillin 500 mg po q 12 hours x 10 days disp #20. He took the first capsule when he got home and immediately complained of swelling of his tongue and lips, difficulty breathing with audible wheezing. 911 was called and he was taken to the hospital, where he received emergency treatment for his allergic reaction.
Week 1 Discussion
- Initial submission (a substantive response would have a paragraph per point asked to develop) Day 3 of this week, scenario follows for this Discussion.
Post an explanation of the disease highlighted in the scenario you were provided. Include the following in your explanation:
Provide primary references to support citations supporting your points
- The role genetics plays in the disease. (May is not relevant, just say so if not. Do drug allergies run in families?)
- Why the patient is presenting with the specific symptoms described?
- The physiologic response to the stimulus presented in the scenario and why you think this response occurred.
- The cells that are involved in this process.
- How would another characteristic (e.g., gender, genetics) change your response?
Example of a primary, current reference:
McCance, K. L. & Huether, S. E. (2019). Pathophysiology: The biologic basis for disease in adults and children (8th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby/Elsevier.