Карточка-задание по английскому языку на тему «MEDICAL WRITING: CASE ABSTRACT_422»
«MEDICAL WRITING: CASE ABSTRACT_422»
·What is a medical case report?
·What parts does it include?
·What is an abstract?
Read the abstract of the medical case
Measles mimicking HIV
seroconversion syndrome: a case report
Measles is on the rise in the
United Kingdom and must be considered in the differential diagnosis of any
patient presenting with fever and rash. As a highly infectious disease,
identified patients must be isolated in the hospital setting.
A 28-year-old Polish woman
presented ill to the accident and emergency department of a district general
hospital. She had painful genital ulceration, oral soreness, fever, and a
facial rash. She became hypoxic within 24 hours of presentation and began to
tire, thus requiring noninvasive ventilation. Her respiratory symptoms were out
of proportion to the findings of her chest radiograph, which remained virtually
normal. Human immunodeficiency virus seroconversion syndrome complicated
by Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia was high among the
differential diagnoses. She was given cotrimoxazole, high-dose steroids, broad
spectrum antibiotics, and anti fungal cover.
Human immunodeficiency virus
polymerase chain reaction came back as negative and her symptoms resolved
within 10 days of presentation. She was taken off all treatment and discharged
home feeling well. Serological measles was confirmed as part of a viral screen,
but its clinical suspicion was low.
The presentation of measles in
this patient was unique and atypical. With its incidence rising in the United
Kingdom, measles must be increasingly considered as a differential diagnosis in
patients presenting with fever and rash.
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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?