Mini Case Study

Mini Case Study
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Assignment 2: Mini Case Study

Respond to any one of the three exam questions assigned by your facilitator. Make sure you use the APA 6th edition style guidelines. Reference from 2010 to the present.

1. Your 35 year old patient has been diagnosed with candidiasis of the intertrigenous areas of her inner thighs. She is concerned that this is a sexually transmitted disease. What education would you provide this patient with respect to the how this type of skin infection typically develops and the treatment?
2. Your 80 year female patient has been diagnosed with Tinea corporis. Discuss how this type of skin infection develops and how it differs from Candidiasis. What is the difference with respect to the different types of Tinea and their location on the body, i.e. unguium, pedis, etc.
3. A 4 year old presents with crusted lesions on the face that have developed over the past 2 days. They started as small vesicles on a small erythematous macular area and then started to spread. Considering the potential infectious agents, discuss possible differential diagnoses and their pathophysiology.
Assignment 2 Grading Criteria Maximum Points
Patient 1
Describes the pathophysiology associated with the development of candidiasis 10
Develops a patient education plan that includes how the infection typically occurs and current treatment 11
Patient 2
Distinguishes between Candidiasis and Tinea infections from a pathology standpoint 10
Discusses the various type of Tinea infections in terms of areas of the body affected 11
Patient 3
Discusses three differential diagnoses in young children that may present as crusted lesions 10
Describes the pathophysiology associated with each of these three differential diagnoses 11
Submitted the exam response document on time in the required format. 3
Used APA 6th edition style guidelines consistently and accurately. 3
Used correct spelling and grammar. 3
Total: 30

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