Discussion of the case scenario using the cellular process

Discussion of the case scenario using the cellular process	Discussion of the case scenario using the cellular process

Week One Discussion Scenario

In this module, you will examine cellular processes that are subject to alterations that can lead to disease. You will evaluate the genetic environments within which these processes exist as well as the impact these environments have on disease.

A 16-year-old boy comes to the clinic with a chief complaint of a sore throat for 3 days. Denies fever or chills. PMH negative for recurrent colds, influenza, ear infections, or pneumonia. NKDA or food allergies.

Physical exam reveals temp of 99.6 F, pulse 78, and regular respirations of 18. HEENT normal with exception of the reddened posterior pharynx with white exudate on tonsils that are enlarged to 3+. Positive anterior and posterior cervical adenopathy. A rapid strep test performed in the office was positive. (Strep Throat)

His HCP wrote a prescription for amoxicillin 500 mg po q 12 hours x 10 days disp #20. He took the first capsule when he got home and immediately complained of swelling of his tongue and lips, difficulty breathing with audible wheezing. 911 was called and he was taken to the hospital, where he received emergency treatment for his allergic reaction.

To prepare:

Post an explanation of the disease highlighted in the scenario you were provided. Include the following in your explanation:

The role genetics plays in the disease.
Why the patient is presenting with the specific symptoms described.
The physiologic response to the stimulus presented in the scenario and why you think this response occurred.
The cells that are involved in this process.
How another characteristic (e.g., gender, genetics) would change your response?

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