A 42-year-old man comes to clinic with chief complaint of pain, redness, and swelling of his right calf. He states that he had been working in his yard using a string trimmer when the trimmer slipped and cut his leg. He cleaned the wound with water from the garden hose and covered the wound with a large Band-Aid. Several days later, he developed fever to 100.6˚ F and chills and noticed that his leg was swollen and red. He comes to the emergency department for definitive care.
1- to 2-page case study analysis
Explain why you think the patient presented the symptoms described.
- Identify the genes that may be associated with the development of the disease.
- *Remember when you think of genes do not just think of congenital anomalies. Think environment, disease that would or could specifically modify the gene and cause mutation.
- Explain the process of immunosuppression and the effect it has on body systems.
- *When you have an injury to a gene why or how does this cause immunosuppression? If one is immunocompromised what as a provider should you do? Consider?
3 x References including:
McCance, K. L. & Huether, S. E. (2019). Pathophysiology: The biologic basis for disease in adults and children (8th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby/Elsevier.
Justiz Vaillant AA, Zito PM. StatPearls [Internet]. StatPearls Publishing; Treasure Island (FL): Feb 22, 2019.
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