Questions: Answer the following questions in not more than 1000 words (+/-10%). The information for answering these questions should be collected from at least four credible sources other than the prescribed readings.
- List key diagnostic features presented by this patient. What further questions would you like to ask toidentify likely disease conditions for this patient?
- Identify three (3) primary disease conditions that could present with signs and symptoms similar tothis patient . Provide your rationale for selecting each condition. In your answer match thepatient’s presentation to the presentation of your chosen conditions.
- The three conditions that you have chosen above represent the differential diagnosis for this patient.Compare and contrast the clinical signs and symptoms of these three conditions with each other.Note: Here, you are not asked to compare the signs and symptoms of three differential diagnosis with the patient’s signs and symptoms. You are required to compare and contrast all the signs and symptoms of the three conditions with each other irrespective of patient’s presentation.
- Choose one of the conditions from above as a definitive diagnosis for this patient. Describe thepathophysiology of your chosen definitive diagnosis for this patient . Co-relate thepathological mechanism of your chosen definitive diagnosis to the development of signs and symptoms of this patient .
- Discuss three (3) investigation tests that will help to confirm your selection of definitive diagnosis andrule out the other two . In your discussion, include the possible expected findings. In yourdiscussion, include the possible expected findings of these investigation tests that will confirm your chosen definitive diagnosis.
- Briefly describe two pharmacological and two non-pharmacological management options for yourchosen definitive diagnosis . Consider the patient’s presentation and stage of disease whileselecting the management options.