Differential Case Presentations
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List 3 differential diagnosis for each and why you believe these to be solid options that should be considered by the provider. Copy and paste the patient scenarios into a word document and use bullet points below each patient for your differential diagnosis and then upload to the assignment section. Below is an example
Patient 1: 7-year-old Hispanic male with a cough and temperature of 99.9F
Patient 1: 28-year-old woman with opioid use disorder; uses IV heroin; has PTSD; no other medical problems or medications. She currently is single, lives with several roommates, and has a history of legal problems (with some jail time). Sexually active with men and women; inconsistent use of protection.
Patient 2: 70-year-old man with history of CHF, COPD, and HTN; currently smokes one pack of cigarettes daily; takes Lisinopril, Digoxin, and Symbicort daily. Married to wife of 30 years and is retired (previously an accountant), is supported by adult children, and lives with wife in home.
Patient 3: 40-year-old woman with a history of breast cancer that was successfully treated with Tamoxifen for several months. Otherwise healthy, with no other issues at this time. She is a successful businesswoman in a high-profile career with much stress. Married to wife of four years; relationship is rocky at times. Denies any substance use; travels frequently.
Symptoms are the same for all 3 patients:
Shortness of breath