MSN 570 Week 6 Case Studies
A 30-year-old male presents with acute trauma. The final diagnosis is DIC.
- Discuss the clotting mechanism.
- What do prolonged PT and aPTT indicate?
- Fibrin degradation and split products are common to DIC patients. Why?
- Identify two additional conditions that can initiate DIC and how?
A 19-year-old presents with a deep laceration on the left leg. After sutures are placed the patient is discharged.
- Discuss the pathophysiology of wound healing.
- What is a granuloma and what is its significance?
- Discuss graft versus host disease, would this be a concern for the patient? Discuss your answer.
A 60-year-old Type I diabetic presents with discoloration of his right leg. The pathogen is clostridium perfringens.
- Compare and contrast gas gangrene and wet gangrene.
- Compare and contrast apoptosis and necrosis.
- Identify the mechanism of cellular injury.
- How did diabetes contribute to this condition?
A 35-year-old female presents to the clinic with bulging eyes, hand tremors and unexplained weight loss. The final diagnosis is Grave’s Disease.
- Compare and contrast Grave’s Disease and Hashimoto’s .
- Would you expect this patient’s TSH, T3 and T4 to be high or low? Explain your reasoning.
- Discuss the significance of Hürthle cells in thyroid disease.