Altered Physiology

A 42-year-old man comes to clinic with chief complaint of pain, redness, and swelling of his right calf. He states that he had been working in his yard using a string trimmer when the trimmer slipped and cut his leg. He cleaned the wound with water from the garden hose and covered the wound with a large Band-Aid. Several days later, he developed fever to 100.6˚ F and chills and noticed that his leg was swollen and red. He comes to the emergency department for definitive care.

1- to 2-page case study analysis
Explain why you think the patient presented the symptoms described.

Identify the genes that may be associated with the development of the disease.
*Remember when you think of genes do not just think of congenital anomalies. Think environment, disease that would or could specifically modify the gene and cause mutation.
Explain the process of immunosuppression and the effect it has on body systems.
*When you have an injury to a gene why or how does this cause immunosuppression? If one is immunocompromised what as a provider should you do? Consider?
3 x References including:

McCance, K. L. & Huether, S. E. (2019). Pathophysiology: The biologic basis for disease in adults and children (8th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby/Elsevier.

Justiz Vaillant AA, Zito PM. StatPearls [Internet]. StatPearls Publishing; Treasure Island (FL): Feb 22, 2019.

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