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Case studies Fall 2015 (60 points)Due November 2nd before Lab Start (8:30am)!!Each illness is caused by a bacterium (NOT viral)Choose one of the three cases and complete the assignment by following theguidelines.Write a typed, well constructed (complete sentences, proper grammar) report of not more than threedouble spaced pages (4 points).Devote at least one paragraph to answering each of the 6 questions. (8 points each)1. What microorganism causes this disease?2. What is your best diagnosis of this case?3. What features are critical to your diagnosis?4. What further steps should be taken to clear up the problem?5.How is this disease transmitted?6. What symptoms might the patient develop if the disease is not treated? What is the prognosiswith treatment?Include a reference section with at least 4 citations including at least one published reference. Useresources such as microbiology text books, encyclopedias, HCC Library databases (e.g. Pro Quest Biology,Pro Quest Nursing) journals and online medical sites to research these questions. Indicate the source ofinformation you found in ACS or MLA format. Do not forget to include in-text citations every time youborrow someone’s idea, even if you paraphrased it. Be sure to include the publication date. Commenton the reliability of the source (why you think this source is reliable) under each reference. (8 points)All references must be cited, and direct quotes from the references must be indicated as such,using quotation marks. However, in science writing, direct quotes are seldom used. Instead,paraphrase the information in the reference, and supply the citation. In the case of plagiarism,all students involved will receive a “0” on this assignment. Thereafter, plagiarism will be handledaccording to the College’s Academic Honesty Policy, with possible failure of the course andsuspension from the College.Please submit your case studies through Canvas.Case 1A 27-year old white female presented at the walking clinic of her local physician on August 15. Onphysical exam, the patient had a fever of 38.5C. She appeared fatigued, had tender joints, andcomplained of a headache, a stiff neck and a backache. The physician noticed a circular “rash” about 5inches in diameter, with a bright red leading edge and a dim center in the form of a “bull’s eye”. Thephysician noted an irregular heart beat. The patient complained of lack of ability to concentrate.The patient gave the following history: She is a graduate student in the wildlife program at the universityin town. She was in the field for three weeks in Wisconsin during the months of May and June. She trackssmall mammals in the field and studies their behavior. It had been a warm, wet spring and shecomplained of a large number of biting flies, mosquitoes and ticks in the area. She felt well until about 2weeks after returning to her home. Since that time, many of her symptoms had progressed. She finallyfound that she could take it no more.Case 2At the Mount Union hospital, a 5-year old white male child in good general health and physical conditionwas presented at the Saturday walk-in clinic by his mother. He was brought in because he had a fever,was cranky and had complained of a sore throat for about 24 hours. On physical examination by theattending resident, the patient had a fever of 39.3C, and he had considerable swelling and drainage ofthe pharynx and in the conjunctivae. His tonsils were enlarged and coated with a white patchy exudate.He had a red throat and swollen anterior cervical lymph nodes. His ears were clear. His chest soundedclear and he had no additional remarkable findings on routine examination.Case 3A 4-year old girl presents at the emergency room with bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. The child’smother reports that the child has had these symptoms for about 24 hours and she has not passed anyurine for about 12 hours.The child is enrolled in a day care center and the group had recently made a field trip to a fast food placeto learn about different jobs. The children had a lunch of ground beef, fries and cola after meeting withdifferent workers. This field trip was 4 days earlier on Friday. The child had a temperature of 39C andshowed physical signs of dehydration. Blood samples drawn showed evidence of greatly reduced kidneyfunction and lysed red blood cells.You will be graded on the following items:95Each of the 6 QuestionSummarizes relevant backgroundinformation from textbooks,articles, your lab manual, etc tologically and coherently answerthe question.Some assumptions are Backgroundmade withoutinformation is notreasonableincluded.backgroundinformation31Appearance/Organization Final report is typed and usesheadings to organize eachSpelling, Punctuation and paragraph.GrammarOne or fewer errors in spelling,punctuation and grammar in thereport. Scientific namesmust be properly formatted.Works Cited00Final report is typed, Not typed/submittedbut lacks organization. online.10 errors in spelling, Copious errors inpunctuation andspelling,grammar in the report. punctuation andgrammar in thereport.Any information that is notNo in­text citations or No in­text citationsstudent’s is cited. The quotation reliability comments. or references.marks are used for direct quotes.In­text citations are used wheninformation is paraphrased.Comments about the reliability ofthe sources are made.

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