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A Case of Pharyngitis
David F. Dean
Seven-year-old “Jason Hornbuckle” has been complaining for the past 12 hours of pain when he swallows. He also has a headache and has vomited twice. His mother decides to take him to the pediatrician. Students read a brief clinical history of the patient and a description of the relevant signs and symptoms, then answer a set of directed questions designed to probe the underlying anatomy, physiology, and pathology underlying Jason's condition. The case has been used in a sophomore-level course in human anatomy and physiology for pre-med and nursing students.
|Keywords:||Hemolymphatic system; lymphadenopathy; pharyngitis; inflammation; neutrophils; neutrophilic leukocytosis; phagocytosis; pyrogens; leucopoiesis|
|Educational Level:||Undergraduate lower division, Undergraduate upper division|
|Subject Headings:||Physiology Medicine (General) Nursing|
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