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Describe the pathophysiology of how the symptoms of sneezing, mucous production and airway constriction occur

Respond to any one of the three exam questions assigned by your facilitator. Make sure you use the APA 6th edition style guidelines.

1.Your 4 year old patient has been diagnosed with allergic rhinitis and asthma and has been told that it is “IgE” mediated by the physician. What information would you provide to the patient and family in terms of what “IgE” actually is and the effect is has on the cells of the respiratory and upper airways? What causes the patient’s symptoms of sneezing, mucous production and airway constriction?

2.A 24 year old male with recurrent sinusitis has been diagnosed with IgG deficiency. Discuss the pathophysiology of the IgG deficiency and what you might tell this patient in terms of cause and current treatment.

3.Your 35 year old patients has been diagnosed with contact dermatitis from a metal they have been in contact with. They are interested in understanding if this has anything to do with their allergic rhinitis and if they are somehow related. What would you tell this patient in terms of the pathophysiology of these two disorders?

Grading Criteria

Maximum Points

Patient 1

Discussed the role of IgE and its effect on the cells of the respiratory tract and upper airways

10

Described the pathophysiology of the how the symptoms of sneezing, mucous production and airway constriction occur

11

Patient 2

Discussed the etiology of IgG deficiency and the pathophysiologic changes that occur that result in recurrent infection

10

Described a patient education plan that helps patients understand the possible causes and treatment

11

Patient 3

Discussed the difference in terms of pathophysiology between contact dermatitis and IgE mediated dermatitis

21

Submitted the exam response document on time in the required format.

3

Used APA 6th edition style guidelines consistently and accurately.

3

Used correct spelling and grammar.

3

Total:

30


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