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14.7: Case Studies

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    Case Study #1

    Choose either unknown #1 or unknown #2 as your unknown for Case Study #1.

    A 21 year old male complains of a sore throat and painful swallowing. A physical exam of the throat shows tonsillopharyngeal edema and erythema, a patchy exudate, petechiae on the soft palate, and a red, swollen uvula. He has a temperature of 101.6 °F. He doesn't have a cough or a noticeably runny nose.

    Assume that your unknown is a transport medium from a swab of this person's throat.

    Caution

    TREAT EACH UNKNOWN AS A PATHOGEN!. Inform your instructor of any spills or accidents. WASH AND SANITIZE YOUR HANDS WELL before leaving the lab.

     

    Case Study #2

    Choose unknown #3 as your unknown for Case Study #2.

    A hospitalized 57 year old female with an indwelling urinary catheter and multiple antibiotic therapies presents suprapubic discomfort, lower back pain, and a temperature of 101.1°F. A complete blood count (CBC) shows leukocytosis with a left shift. A urine dipstick shows a positive leukocyte esterase test, a negative nitrite test, 30mg of protein per deciliter, and red blood cells in the urine.

    Caution

    TREAT EACH UNKNOWN AS A PATHOGEN!. Inform your instructor of any spills or accidents. WASH AND SANITIZE YOUR HANDS WELL before leaving the lab.

     

    Contributors and Attributions

    • Dr. Gary Kaiser (COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF BALTIMORE COUNTY, CATONSVILLE CAMPUS)


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