Essay on Adult Health History

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Adult health history
Running Head Adult Health History

Adult Health History and Examination
Michelle Pierson, RN
Grand Canyon University
Health Assessment
NRS 434-V
Lisa Zamudio
September 29, 2012
Health History and Examination

|Michelle Pierson |9/26/2012 |

|Client/Patient Initials: JP |Sex:F |Age: 62 |
|Occupation of Client/Patient: Retired |
|Health History/Review of Systems
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She bruises easily, she feels this |
|is due to the 81mg Aspirin she takes daily. She has Plaque Psoriasis on her elbows, knees and hands, and has had this since her mid 20’s. JP |
|reports that her sisters also have Psoriasis, as does her daughter and her grandson. At times, this affects JP because she cannot pick up her |
|grandchildren due to psoriasis on her hands. She uses Diprolene Ointment, 0.05%, on her knees and elbows, and Pandel Cream, 0.1% on her hands.|
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|Psoriasis is a chronic, autoimmune disease that appears on the skin. It occurs when the immune system sends out faulty signals that speed up |
|the growth cycle of skin cells. Research has found that missing protein in deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) may have errors, thus making Psoriasis |
|inheritable (National Psoriasis Foundation, 2012). |
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|Breasts and Axilla (pain or tenderness, lumps, nipple

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