A 14-year-old female is brought to the urgent care by her mother, who states that the girl has had an
abnormal number of bruises and “funny looking red splotches” on her legs. These bruises were first
noticed about 2 weeks ago and are not related to trauma. PMH not remarkable and she takes no
medications. The mother does state the girl is recovering from a “bad case of mono” and was on bedrest
at home for the past 3 weeks. The girl noticed that her gums were slightly bleeding when she brushed
her teeth that morning.
Labs at urgent care demonstrated normal hgb and hct with normal WBC differential. Platelet count of
100,000/mm3 was the only abnormal finding. The staff also noticed that the venipuncture site oozed for
a few minutes after pressure was released. The doctor at urgent care referred the patient and her
mother to the ED for a complete work-up of the low platelet count, including a peripheral blood smear
for suspected immune thrombocytopenia purpura
Module 7 Assignment: Case Study Analysis
An understanding of the factors surrounding women’s and men’s health, infections, and hematologic
disorders can be critically important to disease diagnosis and treatment in these areas. This importance
is magnified by the fact that some diseases and disorders manifest differently based on the sex of the
Effective disease analysis often requires an understanding that goes beyond the human systems
involved. The impact of patient characteristics, as well as racial and ethnic variables, can also have an
An understanding of the symptoms of alterations in systems based on these characteristics is a critical
step in diagnosis and treatment of many diseases. For APRNs, this understanding can also help educate
patients and guide them through their treatment plans.
In this Assignment, you examine a case study and analyze the symptoms presented. You identify the
elements that may be factors in the diagnosis, and you explain the implications to patient health.
By Day 1 of this week, you will be assigned to a specific case study scenario for this Case Study
Assignment. Please see the “Course Announcements” section of the classroom for your assignment from
Assignment (1- to 2-page case study analysis)
In your Case Study Analysis related to the scenario provided, explain the following as it applies to the
scenario you were provided (not all may apply to each scenario):
The factors that affect fertility (STDs).
Why inflammatory markers rise in STD/PID.
Why prostatitis and infection happens. Also explain the causes of systemic reaction.
Why a patient would need a splenectomy after a diagnosis of ITP.
Anemia and the different kinds of anemia (i.e., micro and macrocytic).
Day 7 of Week 10
Submit your Case Study Analysis Assignment by Day 7 of Week 10
Reminder: The College of Nursing requires that all papers submitted include a title page, introduction,
summary, and references. The sample paper provided at the Walden Writing Center provides an
example of those required elements (available at
https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/templates). All papers submitted must use this
Submission and Grading Information
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If applicable: From the Plagiarism Tools area, click the checkbox for I agree to submit my paper(s) to the
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