A 16-year-old boy comes to clinic with chief complaint of sore throat for 3 days. Denies fever or chills. Past medical history (PMH) is negative for recurrent colds, influenza, ear infections or pneumonias. No known drug allergies (NKDA) or food allergies. Physical exam reveals temperature of 99.6 F, pulse 78 and regular with respirations of 18. HEENT (Head , Ear, Eyes, Nose, and Throat) normal with exception of reddened posterior pharynx with white exudate on tonsils that are enlarged to 3+. Positive anterior and posterior cervical adenopathy. Rapid strep test performed in office was positive. His Healthcare provider 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.
-Read all the required chapters,
Write in APA format and use subheadings.
A minimum of 400 words is required .
Use at least 3 current scholarly resources ( 2from the school materials, and one from outside).
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. LEARNING RESOURCES
McCance, K. L. & Huether, S. E. (2019). Pathophysiology: The biologic basis for disease in adults and children (8th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby/Elsevier.Chapter 1: Cellular Biology; Summary Review
Chapter 2: Altered Cellular and Tissue Biology: Environmental Agents (pp. 46-61; begin again with Manifestations of Cellular Injury pp. 83-97); Summary Review
Chapter 3: The Cellular Environment: Fluids and Electrolytes, Acids, and Bases
Chapter 4: Genes and Genetic Diseases (stop at Elements of formal genetics); Summary Review
Chapter 5: Genes, Environment-Lifestyle, and Common Diseases (stop at Genetics of common diseases); Summary Review
Justiz-Vaillant, A. A., & Zito, P. M. (2019). Immediate hypersensitivity reactions Links to an external site.. In StatPearls. Treasure Island, FL: StatPearls Publishing. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK513315/
Credit Line: Immediate Hypersensitivity Reactions – StatPearls – NCBI Bookshelf. (2019, June 18). Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK513315/. Used with permission of Stat Pearls
Module 1 Overview with Dr. Tara Harris Dr. Tara Harris reviews the structure of Module 1 as well as the expectations for the module. Consider how you will manage your time as you review your media and Learning Resources throughout the module to prepare for your Discussion and Assignment. (4m)
Foundational Concepts of Cellular Pathophysiology – Week 1 (14m)
Immunity and InflammationSoo, P. (2018, July 28). Pathophysiology Ch 10 alterations in immune function Links to an external site.[Video file]. Retrieved from
Note: The approximate length of the media program is 37 minutes.
MedCram. (2017, December 23). Hyponatremia explained clearly (remastered) – Electrolyte imbalances Links to an external site.[Video file]. Retrieved from
Note: The approximate length of the media program is 15 minutes.