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NURS 6501 Pathophysiology

NURS 6501 Pathophysiology

NURS 6501 Pathophysiology

Week Ten Case Study Analysis

Posted on: Monday, November 2, 2020 7:30:00 AM EST

Please find your Week Ten Case Study noted below:

Scenario 4: The mother of a 14-year-old girl brings her to the emergency room, complaining that the child has an unusual amount of bruises and “strange looking red splotches” on her legs. These bruises have been present for approximately two weeks and are unrelated to trauma. She doesn’t take any drugs and has a little PMH. The mother did mention that the daughter is recovering from a “severe bout of mono” after spending the previous three weeks bedridden at home. When the girl cleaned her teeth that morning, she saw that her gums were slightly bleeding.

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. NURS 6501 Pathophysiology


In your Case Study Analysis related to the scenario provided, explain the following:

  • 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).

Module 7 Overview with Dr. Tara Harris 

Dr. Tara Harris reviews the structure of Module 7 as well as the expectations for the module. Consider how you will manage your time as you review your media and Learning Resources throughout the module to prepare for your Knowledge Check and your Assignment. (3m) NURS 6501 Pathophysiology

Khan Academy. (2019a). Chronic disease vs iron deficiency anemia[LK1] . Retrieved from

Note: The approximate length of the media program is 5 minutes.

Online Media from Pathophysiology: The Biologic Basis for Disease in Adults and Children

In addition to this week’s media, it is highly recommended that you access and view the resources included with the course text, Pathophysiology: The Biologic Basis for Disease in Adults and Children. Focus on the videos and animations in Chapters 24, 26, 28, and 30 that relate to the reproductive and hematological systems. Refer to the Learning Resources in Week 1 for registration instructions. If you have already registered, you may access the resources at

Knowledge Check: Women’s and Men’s Health, Infections, and Hematologic Disorders

In this exercise, you will complete a 10- to 20-essay type question Knowledge Check to gauge your understanding of this module’s content.

Possible topics covered in this Knowledge Check include: NURS 6501 Pathophysiology

    • Sexually transmitted diseases
    • Prostate
    • Epididymitis
    • Factors that affect fertility
    • Reproductive health
    • Alterations and fertility
    • Anemia
    • ITP and TTP
    • DIC
    • Thrombocytopeni

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Complete the Knowledge Check By Day 7 of Week 10

To complete this Knowledge Check:

Module 7 Knowledge Check