Hca 240 Assignment Blood Disorders


Appendix F

HCA/240 Version 4


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 Appendix F 

Review the following two case studies. Each patient is being referred to a specialist for further evaluation of a nervous system disorder. Outline characteristics of the disease each patient issuffering from by answering the questions associated with each case study. Answer in your ownwords.

Case Study 1

Interoffice Referral FormRay D. Ology, M.D.A Doctor’s Office, North Campus1515 N. Medical Plaza #151Anytown, Anywhere 12345Dear Ray,Myelin visited my office yesterday complaining of numbness in his right leg and face. He has alsobeen experiencing muscle weakness and mild depression. I noticed a delay in his visualresponse in both eyes. I have referred Myelin to your facility because of possible multiplesclerosis, and I am requesting an MRI of the brain and spine. Please fax the results to me assoon as possible.Regards,Ruben Delgadillo, M.D.Answer the following questions.


What could have caused Myelin’s disease?

There is no certain cause of multiple sclerosis. It has been attributed to various viruses,immunological reactions to a virus, bacteria, trauma and heredity, even though is is anautoimmune disease.2.

What structure(s) and function(s) of the nervous system are affected by multiplesclerosis?

A myelin sheath protects the neuron and acts as an insulator to insure the direction andvelocity of the nerve impulse transmission. The degeneration of nervous tissue inmultiple sclerosis involves the erosion of the myelin sheath due to chronic inflammation.

3.What can be done to treat this disease?

To date, there is no specific treatment for multiple sclerosis that works effectively for long periods. Physical therapy enables the person to use controllable muscles. Musclerelaxants and steroids reduce spasms. Beta interferon and cold water pools have also been


NameMyelin S. HeathPatient #12312312DOB:03/05/1986PhysicianDr. DelgadilloDate:02/16/20XX

Whitney Garcia 4/19/2014 Chapter 6 quiz Student Name: whitney garcia Student Email: [email protected]Site Title: Medical Language, 2e Book's Title: Medical Language v2 Location on Site: Learning Module Quizzes > Chapter 06: Quiz 95% Correct 19 Correct of 20 1 Incorrect Submitted on April 19, 2015 at 9:36 PM (UTC/GMT)- -------------------------------------------------------------------------Question 1 Hematopoiesis Correct: process by which all blood cells are made.- -------------------------------------------------------------------------Question 2 Thrombocytes are cells which: Correct: form a blood clot.- -------------------------------------------------------------------------Question 3 When a doctor orders a CBC and diff, what is done for the “diff” part? Correct: The different types of white blood cells are counted.- -------------------------------------------------------------------------Question 4


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