Карточка-задание по английскому языку на тему «MEDICAL WRITING: CASE ABSTRACT_91»
«MEDICAL WRITING: CASE ABSTRACT_91»
·What is a medical case report?
·What parts does it include?
·What is an abstract?
Read the abstract of the medical case
Legionnaires’ disease after
using an industrial pressure test pump: a case report
Legionnaires’ disease is an acute
pneumonia caused by inhalation or aspiration of aerosols contaminated
with Legionella bacteria. The majority (>90%) of
Legionnaires’ disease cases are caused by the species Legionella
pneumophila, and about 85% more specifically by L. pneumophila serogroup
1 that can be detected by a fast and easy to perform urinary antigen test.
Previously reported sources of infection include cooling towers, plumbing systems
of hospitals, and whirlpool spas, but for the majority of cases of
Legionnaires’ disease the source of infection remains unknown.
A 52-year-old Caucasian man was
admitted to a Dutch hospital with pneumonia, where a culture of the available
bronchial lavage was found positive for L. pneumophila serogroup
3, confirming the diagnosis of Legionnaires’ disease. An environmental
investigation identified a manually operated pressure test pump at the metal
processing company where he worked as the source of infection: the water sample
from the pump contained 9·8×103 colony forming
units/L L. pneumophila, and sequence-based typing showed the same
sequence type (ST93) for both the clinical and environmental strains.
This case shows that Legionnaires’
disease can be acquired by exposure to relatively rare sources that are not
considered in regular control and prevention measures.
Find in the abstract:
·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?