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Dr. Cruz, Dr. Lee, Dr. Waterhouse, and Dr. Mahaga-Ajala look into a case that would never occurred without a small piece of paper.

Dr. Cruz, Dr. Lee, Dr. Waterhouse, and Dr. Mahaga-Ajala look into a case that would never occurred without a small piece of paper.

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  • 1. PRESENTED BY: LARISA HELEN MAHAGA-AJALA MARIA WATERHOUSE NICOLE LEE MARVI CRUZ Case t wo
  • 2. Patient History
    • 55 year-old female
      • Had excellent health up to date.
    • Psychological stress
      • Marital stress.
      • Recently won lottery.
  • 3. Recent Medical Problems
    • Fatigue
    • Headaches
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Diarrhea
    • Vertigo
    • Weight Loss
    • Abdominal pain
    • Excessive salivation
  • 4. Physical Examination
    • Swollen eyelids
    • Partial limb paralysis
    • Increased pigmentation of skin on palms and soles
    • White banding on fingernails
    • Muscle weakness
  • 5. Laboratory Results
    • Low levels of ATP production
    • Unusually high levels of arsenic
    • Abnormal levels of cell death due to lack of ATP
  • 6. Diagnosis
    • Malfunctioning organelle: Mitochondria
      • Reasons:
        • Low levels of ATP production.
        • High levels of cell death that weren’t caused by programmed cell death but because of low production of ATP.
        • ATP is produced in the mitochondria.
  • 7. What Causes the Other Symptoms?
    • The significant other of the patient poisoned her with arsenic.
    • Psychological rationale:
      • Previous marital stress.
      • Reason to kill because of newly obtained wealth from the lottery the patient won.
  • 8. Rationale (cont.)
    • Using information from physical exa headaches mination/symptoms
      • From arsenic poisoning, possible symptoms include (but are not limited to):
        • Pigmentation of skin as show from previous picture.
        • Muscle atrophy; explains the partial limb paralysis and muscle weakness.
        • Gastrointestinal disorders; explains pain in abdomen.
          • Accompanied by: nausea , profuse sweating , diarrhea , and vomiting .
            • The vomiting could have also led to weight loss.
        • Other symptoms because of dehydration and loss of salts:
          • Dizziness (vertigo) and.