micro bio clinical case
Must be written in biology terminalogy , pay attention to guide lines
Case Studies in Infectious Disease
This writing assignment is worth 10% of your final grade, You must address the assignment in a well-organized document
of no more than three pages, 1.5 spaced, with one inch margins and a 10 or 11 point font. I will not
grade submissions longer than three pages. This essay must be type-written. You must reference any
and all sources of information you use, and this must include at least one peer-reviewed article from a
scientific journal. If you are not sure how or when to cite a source, please see me well in advance of the
1. Pick a disease, caused by a microbe, which you find interesting.
2. E-mail me the name of the disease and the microbe you would like to use prior to April 24th
2015 from your KBCC email address. I will approve or suggest an alternative, if necessary.
3. Research the disease thoroughly using resources including but not limited to PubMed, your
textbook, Medscape, The Mayo Clinic, CDC, WHO, etc. Wikipedia is not a reliable or acceptable
4. You will compose a fictional case study based on your disease affecting an imaginary patient.
This case study MUST contain the following sections:
a. Background: Introduce the patient and provide an account of their symptoms, signs,
lifestyle factors, comorbidities, recent travel, and anything else you decide is relevant to
b. Physical and Laboratory Findings: Include whatever test results apply to the disease you
have chosen. For example, does the patient have a fever? Elevated blood pressure? Is
the patient anemic? Dehydrated? If the agent is bacterial, what are the Gram stain
results? Arrangement? Metabolic testing? Blood Count? Where was the patient cultured
from? If it is viral, what type of virus is detected? You must include tests relevant to the
disease you have chosen (what would a nurse or doctor do to evaluate the patient), and
the results should correspond to the disease signs and symptoms.
c. Diagnosis: Name the microorganism causing the disease and discuss how the patient
exam/background and testing results point to this diagnosis. Describe the
microorganism and the disease it causes, as well as how common this disease is in the
region of the world your patient is from. How common is this illness in the United
States? What is its importance to public health?
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d. Treatment: What is the treatment for this disease? Antimicrobials, surgery, etc.? If
there is a drug treatment, what will you prescribe and for how long? What is the
mechanism by which your treatment works? Should the patient undergo any changes in
lifestyle? Are any public health measures recommended to prevent the further spread
of this disease (vaccines, quarantine, monitoring, cleaning)?
e. Outcome: What happened to the patient? Did they survive? Did they suffer any long
term consequences? Do they require ongoing medical intervention as a result of this
f. References: At least one article from a peer-reviewed scientific journal must be
included. You must have at least 4 references total.
5. Grading Criteria:
a. Is the information about your microbe and disease correct?
b. Do your test results and patient history support your diagnosis?
c. Is your outcome realistic?
d. References: I will spot check references. Your resources must be appropriately cited
and verifiable. For example, if you cite a web page, you must give a correct and working
6. Breakdown of Grading:
a. Background 14
b. Physical and Laboratory Findings 12
c. Diagnosis 14
d. Treatment 12
e. Outcome 14
f. References 14
g. Composition Quality and Grammar 14
h. Creativity and Interest 6
8. Plagiarism or information without attribution will result in a ZERO for the assignment and
possibly failure of the course according to College policies. You are expected to work alone
without assistance from classmates or others on this assignment.