Friday, May 2, 2008

CASE STUDY

CASE STUDY

A 24 yr-old, female patient was rushed to the emergency room because of unconsciousness. Her skin was cold and damp, her pulse normal and no previous history of any debilitating condition. The results of her laboratory tests were:

WBC count - 6,100/cubic mm
Hemoglobin - 12.5 g/dL
Differential count - normal
Blood Morphology - normal
FBS - 40 mg/dL
TAG - 120 mg/dL
Cholesterol - 150 mg/dL
BUN - 16 mg/dL
Creatinine - 1.2 mg/dL

1. What condition should you primarily suspect?
2. What further tests should be performed?
3. Defend your answers.


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