Talo alle udaa wrote:greenday wrote:My guess would be the person has shingles and the virus that caused it would be the varicella zoster virus, haye how is my diagnosis
Thanks for the attempt, however, a common denominator between chicken pox and shingles, which is both caused by the VZV virus are skin blisters (ie rash) of some kind. Shingles is a reactivation of the dormant VZV virus that has been hiding in the sensory neurons of those it infects. during old age, the virus leaves its neurons and attacks the dermatomes (sensory field) of those neurons.
Our patient is a young adult, 21 yrs of age and is in college. what kind of a diseases/illnesses is a 21 yr old girl in college most prone to?
Talo alle udaa wrote:A 21-year old female nursing student developed low grade fever, sore throat, malaise, and fatigue that lasted several days. Physical examination reveleated swollen lymph nodes and discomfort in the left upper quadrant of the abdomen. Examination of peripheral blood smear revealed 50% of atypical lymphocytes of the total white cells. Result for heterophile antibody test was positive. What is the most probable cause of infection?
B. Respiratory syncytial virus
C. Influenza virus
D. Esptein-Barr virus
E. Varicella Zoster virus
I love doing case problems like these. Take a crack it and guess if you don't have a clue. The biggest give away is the 50% atypical lymphocytes and the antibody test result (sheep blood).
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