What microorganism causes this disease?

Case studies Fall 2015 (60
points)

Each
illness is caused by a bacterium (NOT viral)

Choose oneof the three cases and
complete the assignment by following the guidelines.

Write a typed, well constructed (complete
sentences, proper grammar) report of not more than three double spaced pages (4
points).

Devote at least one paragraph to answering
each of the 6 questions. (8 points each)

What
microorganism causes this disease?
What is your best
diagnosis of this case?
What features are
critical to your diagnosis?
What further steps
should be taken to clear up the problem?
How is this disease transmitted?
What
symptoms might the patient develop if the disease is not treated? What is
the prognosis with treatment?

Include a reference section with at least 4
citations including at least one published reference. Use resources 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 of information you found in ACS or MLA format.
Do not forget to include in-text
citations every time you borrow someones idea, even if you paraphrased it.
Be sure to include the publication date.
Comment on 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 handled according to the Colleges Academic Honesty Policy, with possible
failure of the course and suspension from the College.

Please submit your case studies through Canvas.

Case 1
A 27-year old white
female presented at the walking clinic of her local physician on August 15. On
physical exam, the patient had a fever of 38.5C. She appeared fatigued, had
tender joints, and complained of a headache, a stiff neck and a backache. The
physician noticed a circular “rash” about 5 inches in diameter, with
a bright red leading edge and a dim center in the form of a “bulls
eye”. The physician 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 university in town. She was in the field
for three weeks in Wisconsin during the months of May and June. She tracks
small mammals in the field and studies their behavior. It had been a warm, wet
spring and she complained of a large number of biting flies, mosquitoes and
ticks in the area. She felt well until about 2 weeks after returning to her
home. Since that time, many of her symptoms had progressed. She finally found that
she could take it no more.
Case 2
At the Mount Union hospital, a 5-year old white male child
in good general health and physical condition was 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 the attending resident, the patient had a fever of 39.3C, and he
had considerable swelling and drainage of the 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 sounded clear and he had no additional remarkable findings on routine
examination.
Case 3
A 4-year old girl presents at the emergency room with bloody
diarrhea, fever and vomiting. The childs mother reports that the child has had
these symptoms for about 24 hours and she has not passed any urine 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 place to learn about different jobs.
The children had a lunch of ground beef, fries and cola after meeting with
different workers. This field trip was 4 days earlier on Friday. The child had
a temperature of 39C and showed physical signs of dehydration. Blood samples
drawn showed evidence of greatly reduced kidney function and lysed red blood
cells.

You will be graded on the following items:

9

5

0

Each of the 6 Question

Summarizes relevant
background information from textbooks, articles, your lab manual, etc to
logically and coherently answer the question.

Some assumptions are
made without reasonable background information

Background information
is not included.

3

1

0

Appearance/Organization

Spelling, Punctuation
and Grammar

Final report is typed
and uses headings to organize each paragraph.

One or fewer errors in
spelling, punctuation and grammar in the report. Scientific names
must be properly
formatted.

Final report is typed,
but lacks organization.

10 errors in spelling,
punctuation and grammar in the report.

Not typed/submitted
online.

Copious errors in
spelling, punctuation and grammar in the report.

Works Cited

Any information that is
not students is cited. The quotation marks are used for direct quotes.
In-text citations are used when information is paraphrased. Comments about
the reliability of the sources are made.

No in-text citations or
reliability comments.

No in-text citations or
references.

Case studies Fall 2015 (60
points)Each
illness is caused by a bacterium (NOT viral)Choose oneof the three cases and
complete the assignment by following the guidelines.Write a typed, well constructed (complete
sentences, proper grammar) report of not more than three double spaced pages (4
points). Devote at least one paragraph to answering
each of the 6 questions. (8 points each)Include a reference section with at least 4
citations including at least one published reference. Use resources 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 of information you found in ACS or MLA format.
Do not forget to include in-text
citations every time you borrow someones idea, even if you paraphrased it.
Be sure to include the publication date.
Comment on 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 handled according to the Colleges Academic Honesty Policy, with possible
failure of the course and suspension from the College.Please submit your case studies through Canvas.Case 1 A 27-year old white
female presented at the walking clinic of her local physician on August 15. On
physical exam, the patient had a fever of 38.5C. She appeared fatigued, had
tender joints, and complained of a headache, a stiff neck and a backache. The
physician noticed a circular “rash” about 5 inches in diameter, with
a bright red leading edge and a dim center in the form of a “bulls
eye”. The physician 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 university in town. She was in the field
for three weeks in Wisconsin during the months of May and June. She tracks
small mammals in the field and studies their behavior. It had been a warm, wet
spring and she complained of a large number of biting flies, mosquitoes and
ticks in the area. She felt well until about 2 weeks after returning to her
home. Since that time, many of her symptoms had progressed. She finally found 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 condition was 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 the attending resident, the patient had a fever of 39.3C, and he
had considerable swelling and drainage of the 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 sounded clear 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 childs mother reports that the child has had
these symptoms for about 24 hours and she has not passed any urine 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 place to learn about different jobs.
The children had a lunch of ground beef, fries and cola after meeting with
different workers. This field trip was 4 days earlier on Friday. The child had
a temperature of 39C and showed physical signs of dehydration. Blood samples
drawn showed evidence of greatly reduced kidney function and lysed red blood
cells.You will be graded on the following items: 950Each of the 6 QuestionSummarizes relevant
background information from textbooks, articles, your lab manual, etc to
logically and coherently answer the question.Some assumptions are
made without reasonable background informationBackground information
is not included. 310Appearance/OrganizationSpelling, Punctuation
and GrammarFinal report is typed
and uses headings to organize each paragraph.One or fewer errors in
spelling, punctuation and grammar in the report. Scientific namesmust be properly
formatted.Final report is typed,
but lacks organization.10 errors in spelling,
punctuation and grammar in the report.Not typed/submitted
online.Copious errors in
spelling, punctuation and grammar in the report.Works CitedAny information that is
not students is cited. The quotation marks are used for direct quotes.
In-text citations are used when information is paraphrased. Comments about
the reliability of the sources are made.No in-text citations or
reliability comments.No in-text citations or
references.

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