Карточка-задание по английскому языку на тему «MEDICAL WRITING: CASE ABSTRACT_140»
«MEDICAL WRITING: CASE ABSTRACT_140»
·What is a medical case report?
·What parts does it include?
·What is an abstract?
Read the abstract of the medical case
Oedema of the metatarsal
heads II-IV and forefoot pain as an unusual manifestation of Lyme disease: a
We report the case of a healthy 36
year old man who suffered from foot pain lasting for weeks, without having a
specific medical history relating to it. The clinical evaluation was
interpreted as a transfer metatarsalgia caused by a splayfoot. The radiographs
revealed no pathology except the splayfoot deformity. Due to persistent pain
and swelling of the entire forefoot, after two weeks of conventional treatment,
magnet resonance images (MRI) and a blood sample were taken. The laboratory
investigation showed raised levels of white blood cell count and C-reactive
protein. The MRI showed up oedema in the metatarsal heads II-IV, as well as
soft tissue swelling of the forefoot without any signs of decomposition.
Because of this atypical
inflammation of the forefoot a laboratory investigation to check for
rheumatology disease was done and revealed borrelia burgdorferi infection. On
the basis of these findings, antibiotic treatment was started and maintained
over three weeks. The symptoms disappeared after 2 weeks, and the patient was
able to resume his sports activities.
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·Why is it important
·Needs to be reported
Answer the questions:
1.Is this the first report of this kind in the literature?
2.What are brief details of what the patient(s) presented with?
3.What the reader should learn from the case report?
4.What the clinical impact will be?
5.Is it an original case report of interest to a particular clinical
specialty of medicine?
6.Will it have a broader clinical impact across medicine?
7.Are any teaching points identified?
·Why abstract is the most important part for case
published in electronic databases?