Карточка-задание по английскому языку на тему «MEDICAL WRITING: CASE ABSTRACT_86»
«MEDICAL WRITING: CASE ABSTRACT_86»
·What is a medical case report?
·What parts does it include?
·What is an abstract?
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Unusual Epstein-Barr esophageal
infection in an immunocompetent patient: a case report
Epstein-Barr virus esophagitis in
an immunocompetent host is a rare entity. It represents either primary
infection or reactivation and is usually characterized by acute onset and
extensive ulcerative involvement of the upper and middle third of the
A case of Epstein-Barr virus
esophagitis in a 27-year-old woman with no immunosuppressive factors, and
having gastrointestinal symptoms is reported here. Using real-time polymerase
chain reaction, biopsy and blood specimens were tested for candida and herpes
viruses. Epstein-Barr virus DNA was detected in tissue samples. The patient was
treated with acyclovir with resolution of the symptomatology.
The prevalence of esophagitis
remains undefined in both immunodeficient and immunocompetent individuals and
should be taken into consideration in a patient presenting with esophageal
symptoms. This case report stresses the role of Epstein-Barr virus infection in
the pathogenesis of esophagitis, a rare condition in an immunocompetent host.
In this setting, active infection may represent a primary infection or
reactivation. Histopathological examination alone may miss the diagnosis, while
polymerase chain reaction techniques optimize the diagnostic sensitivity,
establish a diagnosis, and lead to an appropriate therapy.
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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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