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What are some medical case scenarios?

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One example of a medical case scenario is a 7-year-old female with a body mass index of 90 percent, hyper cholesterolemia, obese parents including a Type 2 diabetic mother and a diet high in saturated fats, according to East Tennessee University. A medical practitioner completes the case scenario by determining the best course of action to take in response to this information.

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Another example of a medical case scenario is a patient who suddenly becomes sweaty and dizzy after receiving a flu vaccine, who informs the medical practitioner that he is allergic to eggs and who claims to be having a reaction with a heart rate of 38 beats per minute and a blood pressure of 86/52 millimeters, according to East Tennessee University. The medical practitioner must complete the case scenario by determining whether the diagnosis is an egg allergy, anaphylaxis to an ingredient in the flu vaccine, malingering or a vasovagal reaction. Additionally, the medical practitioner must determine what the best immediate course of action is, whether that is administering epinephrine or having the patient lay down and elevate his legs.

One of the typical elements of a case scenario is a description of pertinent characteristics of the patient and the patient's rationale for treatment, according to East Tennessee University. Another is a description of how the patient looks or acts described in brief, concise language.

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