Карточка-задание по английскому языку на тему «MEDICAL WRITING: CASE ABSTRACT_224»
«MEDICAL WRITING: CASE ABSTRACT_224»
·What is a medical case report?
·What parts does it include?
·What is an abstract?
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caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a young
woman after ear piercing: a case report
Ear piercing is a common practice
among Korean adolescents and young women and usually is performed by nonmedical
personnel, sometimes under suboptimal hygienic conditions. Consequently, ear
piercing has been associated with various infectious complications, including
fatal infective endocarditis. We report a case of infective endocarditis that
was caused by community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus
aureus after ear piercing and that was accompanied by a noticeable
A 29-year-old Korean woman
underwent ear piercing six days before hospitalization. On admission, she had
fever, erythematous maculopapular rashes on her face, signs of generalized
emboli, vegetation in her mitral valve, and methicillin-resistant S.
aureus bacteremia. On the basis of the blood culture results, she was
treated with vancomycin in combination with gentamicin. On day six of
hospitalization, a rupture of the papillary muscle of her mitral valve
developed, and emergency cardiac surgery replacing her mitral valve with a
prosthetic valve was performed. After eight weeks of antibiotic therapy, she was
treated successfully and discharged without significant sequelae.
Numerable cases of body
piercing-related infective endocarditis have been reported, and since ear
piercing is commonplace nowadays, the importance of risk recognition cannot be
overemphasized. In our report, a patient developed infective endocarditis that
was caused by methicillin-resistant S. aureus after ear
piercing and that was accompanied by an interesting feature, namely facial rash.
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·Why is it important
·Needs to be reported
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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?
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