(SOLVED) Ahmed is a 62-year-old male who has been brought to the Emergency Department with second-degree burn caused by direct contact to boiling water.
Ahmed is a 62-year-old male who has been brought to the Emergency Department with second-degree burn caused by direct contact to boiling water. The right thigh was the most affected part of his body, where he sustained severe redness and multiple blisters.
Ahmed complained of severe pain, and his skin was very wet and angry-looking. Ahmed is known to have asthma since his childhood and has been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis for two years. He has diabetes mellitus for five years. Ahmed’s vital signs were normal except for the temperature (38.5°C).
Blood samples shows the following results: WBC: 13,000 cells/mcL; Hgb: 13 mg/dL; Platelet: 15000- cells/mcL; ESR: 24 mm/h; CRP: 100 mg/L; Fibrinogen: 400 mg/dL; Cr: 1.4 mg/dL; BUN: 28 mg/dL; K: 5 mEq/L; and Na: 148 mEq/L.
Accordingly, Ahmed was admitted to the surgical ward for medical interventions and close observations.
Identify five local manifestations of Ahmed’s inflammation?
Explain the pathophysiological cause behind Ahmed’s pain and fever?
Recognize two diagnostic lab findings pertaining to systematic inflammation in Ahmed and explain the reason for their elevation?
Ahmed has inherited cystic fibrosis from his healthy parents. Explain disease possibilities (percentages) of the disease transfer?
If affected Ahmed got married to a healthy woman (unaffected) with cystic fibrosis, explain the disease transfer possibilities (percentages) to his children?
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- Severe redness
- Multiple blisters
- Skin is very wet
- Angry-looking skin