Discussion: Throat, Respiratory & Cardiovascular Disorders

For this Discussion, you will take on the role of a clinician who is building a health history for one of the following cases.

CASE STUDY #2

CHEIF OF COMPLAIN: A 25-year-old Hispanic female, computer programmer presents to your clinic complaining of a 12-day history of a runny nose

SUBJECTIVE: States that her symptoms began about 12 days ago. She suffers from allergies; she gets a runny nose during the spring-time, pollen season. However, in the winter, her allergies are not a problem.

OBJECTIVE  DATA:

VS: (BP) 115/75, (P) 89, (RR) 16, (T) 100.4°F (38°C), O2 sat 98% on room air

GENERAL: No signs of acute distress. Patient appears mildly fatigued. She is breathing through her mouth. Breathing easily. Voice has a nasal quality to it.

HEENT:Ear canals: normal; EYES: normal; NOSE: Bilateral erythema and edema of turbinates with significant yellow drainage on the right. Nares: Obstructed air passages

RESPIRATORY : CTA AP&L

NECK/THROAT: Posterior pharynx: mildly injected, scant postnasal drainage (PND), no exudate, tonsils 1+, no cobblestoning

HEART: Regular rate and rhythm, no murmur, S3, or S4

answer the following questions:

  1. What other subjective data would you obtain?
  2. What other objective findings would you look for?
  3. What diagnostic exams do you want to order?
  4. Name 3 differential diagnoses based on this patient presenting symptoms?
  5. Give rationales for your each differential diagnosis.

Your initial post should be at least 500 words, formatted and cited in current APA style with support from at least 2 academic sources.

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