I think this is another "case" of a student asking someone else to do
Biology Dept. Chair
Sinclair Community College
On Tue, 28 Oct 1997, MLW618 wrote:
> I need some help with this case study. Can anyone help?
>> The patient was a 21-year-old male who has compalints of nausea,vomiting,
> diffuse body ached, productive cough, fever, and loose watery diarrhea. He
> had not urinated in the past 24 hrs. and complained of dizziness on standing.
> He denied headache or abdominal pain. His past medical history was
> significant for sore throat 3 wks. previously. He also reported that he had a
> urinary tract infection "a month or two" ago. He received IV fluids, and a
> fecal specimen was positive for Entamoeba histolytica. On physical exam by
> the infectious disease service, the fatient was found to have a fever of 39.1
> C, a heart rate of 104/min, and b/p or 134/84 mm Hg. It also revealed
> enlarged tonsils but no cervical, axillary, or inguinal adenopathy. No
> hepatosplenomegaly was noted. Bowel sounds were normal. Chest was clear on
> auscultation and by chest radiograph. The patient was from NC, had no recent
> travel, did drink alcohol, and denied sexual contact. Lab studies were
> significant for white blood cell cound of 2,200 with 57% polymorphonuclear
> lymphocytes, 33% lymphocytes, and 6% atypical lymphocytes. Hepatitis A, B,
> and C virus and HIV serologies were negative. The etiologic agent of his
> illness was detected by culture, positive antigen test, and PCR.
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