Case Scenario

Case Scenario:

A 30-year-old male presents to the clinic with a chief complaint of abdominal pain and cramping with mucus in his stool worsening over the last few weeks.  He denies any fever but has had an increase in fatigue.  He reports a weight loss of 10 pounds in the last month.  His family history reveals his brother was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease.  His labs reveal an elevated ESR, normal B12, and negative stool testing.  He is sent for a plain abdominal x-ray which was normal.

The Assignment

Develop a 1- to 2-page case study analysis in which you:

· Explain why you think the patient presented the symptoms described.

· Identify the genes that may be associated with the development of the disease.

· Explain the process of immunosuppression and the effect it has on body systems.

Things to remember:

· APA format is required for all assignments

· A minimum of three scholarly references is required for each assignment

· Be sure that your references are no older than five years from the publication date

· The writing center has APA templates that can be used and are very helpful

The objectives for this week are as follows:

· Evaluate cellular processes and alterations within cellular processes

· Analyze alterations in the immune system that result in disease processes

· Identify racial/ethnic variables that may impact physiological functioning

· Evaluate the impact of patient characteristics on disorders and altered physiology