What is wrong with this patient? Man from Long Island in his mid 50s with flu like symptoms: aches, fever and loose stool.?

1 Answer

  • David
    Lv 6
    6 years ago

    This is a study based on a real case.

    Further details.

    He has a history of hypertension.

    He has an anaemic blood disorder that requires monthly transfusions.

    He is currently slightly anaemic with low platelet count.

    His spleen was removed after a childhood accident.

    His heart rate is high 100 beats per minute.

    His bilirubin level is elevated

    PB is a bit low 95/60

    He has two pet dogs.

    I am thinking Lyme disease.

    Given that he has no spleen he should be started on antibiotics at once.

    Anyone have any further suggestions?

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