Considering the circumstances and the preliminary workup, what type of anemia does Ms. A most likely have In an essay of 500-750 words, explain your answer and include rationale.
In a short essay (500-750 words), answer the Question at the end of Case Study 1. Cite references to support positions.
Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style. An abstract is not required.
Case Study 1
Ms. A. is an apparently healthy 26-year-old white woman. Since the beginning of the current golf season, Ms. A has noted
increased shortness of breath and low levels of energy and enthusiasm. These symptoms seem worse during her menses. Today,
while playing in a golf tournament at a high, mountainous course, she became light-headed and was taken by her golfing
partner to the emergency clinic. The attending physician’s notes indicated a temperature of 98 degrees F, an elevated
heart rate and respiratory rate, and low blood pressure. Ms. A states, “Menorrhagia and dysmenorrheal have been a problem
for 10-12 years, and I take 1,000 mg of aspirin every 3 to 4 hours for 6 days during menstruation.” During the summer
months, while playing golf, she also takes aspirin to avoid “stiffness in my joints.”
Laboratory values are as follows:
Hemoglobin = 8 g/dl
Hematocrit = 32%
Erythrocyte count = 3.1 x 10/mm
RBC smear showed microcytic and hypochromic cells
Reticulocyte count = 1.5%
Other laboratory values were within normal limits.
Considering the circumstances and the preliminary workup, what type of anemia does Ms. A most likely have In an essay of
500-750 words, explain your answer and include rationale.
Accurate identification of anemia classification and rationale. :- Identification of anemia classification and rationale
is offered in detail, while demonstrating evidence of deeper insight and/or reflection.
Explanation of patient diagnosis with rationale from case findings. Outside sources and/or medical and nursing references
used to support conclusions: Explanation of patient diagnosis uses outside sources and/or medical and nursing references
to support conclusions and is offered in detail, while demonstrating evidence of deeper insight and/or reflection.
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