Case Study 1
A 64-year old male with fever, malaise, and cough.
There are six questions to answer in this case study
A 64-year old urbanite male reports to your
practice with fever, malaise and a cough. His vaccinations are up-to-date,
including DPT. His condition worsens over several days, with his
temperature increasing to 40.4C and development of dyspnea (difficulty of breathing). You have him
admitted to a nearby hospital, where laboratory analysis reveals abnormal
liver and kidney function. His lungs show signs of mild inflammation with
thin, watery secretion.
- Gram Stain
- Shape of Infecting Organism
- Infecting Organism
- Source of the disease
- Primarily Human Pathogens?
The Biology Project
University of Arizona
Tuesday, August 4, 1998
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