Карточка-задание по английскому языку на тему «MEDICAL WRITING: CASE ABSTRACT_400»
«MEDICAL WRITING: CASE ABSTRACT_400»
·What is a medical case report?
·What parts does it include?
·What is an abstract?
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Concurrence of myotonic
dystrophy and epilepsy: a case report
Myotonic dystrophy is a clinically
and genetically heterogeneous multisystem disorder with a prevalence of 1 in
8000 in the general population.
A 25-year-old Ethiopian man presented
with symptoms of myotonia, muscle wasting, gait problems, frontal baldness, and
family history characterizing the hereditary disorder myotonic dystrophy. He
had been on treatment for idiopathic generalized epilepsy for over 15 years. A
needle electromyography showed insertional classic myotonic discharges. A nerve
conduction study showed mild axonal sensorimotor polyneuropathy. His muscle
biopsy showed marked increase of internalized nuclei, severely atrophic muscle
fibers, muscle fiber necrosis and regeneration of isolated muscle fibers,
architectural changes, and a preferential atrophy of type I fibers.
This is a rare occurrence of two
distinctive hereditary diseases.
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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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