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Module 04 Case Study: Cardiovascular and Immune/Lymphatic Systems
Each question is worth 1 point, unless otherwise noted.
I’ve Fallen Over and I Can’t Get Up: Part I—"Children Playing in The Heat" Questions

1. What signs and symptoms did Greg exhibit when he was in the house?
Some signs and symptoms Greg experienced were thirst, dizziness, and turgor.

2. Was Mrs. Myron correct when she said that Greg was dehydrated? Which signs and symptoms are consistent with this notion? Mrs. Myron thought that it was not necessary to seek medical treatment. Do you think she was correct?
I believe Mrs. Myron was correct when she said Greg was dehydrated. All his signs and symptoms are symptoms of dehydration. I would probably have taken him to
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Individuals with HIV commonly die from pneumonia or cancer. Why is this the case?
HIV lowers your immune system so other diseases or sicknesses can often be deadly because the patient’s immune system is so weak.

A Case of Pharyngitis: Part I—"The Little Boy” Questions

1. The pediatrician described Jason’s pharynx, uvula, and tonsils as swollen and red. What are the four cardinal signs of inflammation, and how does each relate to changes in the blood vessels at a site of inflammation?
Signs of inflammation are redness, swelling, heat, and pain. The blood vessels encounter vasodilation.

2. The exudate on Jason’s tonsils consisted primarily of neutrophils, and the CBC that was performed indicated that the number of neutrophils in his circulation was increased. What role do neutrophils play in the resolution of a bacterial infection? What role do macrophages have within fighting infections?
Neutrophils are attracted to the site of infection by chemotaxis. They are able to phagocytize and digest pathogens.

3. Jason’s physician noted that Jason’s cervical lymph nodes were enlarged, a condition referred to as lymphadenopathy. Describe the structure and function(s) of lymph nodes, and list the other organs and tissues that comprise the lymphatic system.
The lymph nodes are small bean shaped glands. They act as filters that sieve off the harmful substances brought by the lymphatic channels. Bone marrow, thymus, spleen, MALT, BALT


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