Respiratory Tract Infections

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MN551-4: Evaluate the presence and effects of alteration in the homeostatic state secondary to gender, genetic, ethnic and temporal variables

Select one of the case studies below, and include in your discussion an evaluation of the presence and effects of alteration in the homeostatic state secondary to gender, genetic, ethnic, and temporal variables.


  1. Make sure all of the topics in the case study have been addressed.
  2. Cite at least three sources; journal articles, textbooks or evidenced-based websites to support the content.
  3. All sources must be within 5 years.
  4. Do not use .com, Wikipedia, or up-to-date, etc., for your sources.
  5. Ensure you have written at least four double-spaced pages.
  1. Respiratory Tract Infections, Neoplasms, and Childhood DisordersPatricia was called at work by a woman at the local daycare center. She told Patricia to come and pick up her son because he was not feeling well. Her son, three-and-a-half-year-old Marshall, had been feeling tired and achy when he woke up. While at daycare, his cheeks had become red and he was warm to touch. He did not want to play with his friends, and by the time Patricia arrived, he was crying. Later that afternoon, Marshall’s condition worsened. He had fever, chills, a sore throat, runny nose, and a dry hacking cough. Suspecting Marshall had influenza, Patricia wrapped him up and took him to the community health care clinic.
    1. Why did Marshall’s presentation lead Patricia to think he had influenza and not a cold? Why is it important to medically evaluate and diagnose a potential influenza infection?
    2. Describe the pathophysiology of the influenza virus. Outline the properties of influenza A antigens that allow them to exert their effects in the host.
    3. Marshall may be at risk at contracting secondary bacterial pneumonia. Why is this so? Explain why cyanosis may be a feature associated with pneumonia.

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School: Rice University



Effects of Alteration in the Homeostatic State Secondary Factors
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Body conditions are controlled to enhance the favorable constant internal environment.
Homeostasis can be referred to as the capacity of the body to keep up a consistent inside
condition. The stable state is essential for the attainment of structural stability. Stable
homeostatic behaviors require purposive interpretation (John E. Bennett, Dolin, & Blaser, 2014).
Through a case study based on Marshall’s case on respiratory system infections, neoplasms, and
childhood disorders, this article aims at evaluating the presence and effects of alteration of the
homeostatic state in the human body.
Reasons as to why Marshall’s presentation lead Patricia to think he was suffering from
Patricia had observed Marshall since she picked him from the daycare. Marshall was
suffering from fever, chills, a sore throat, running nose and a dry cough. Influenza is a viral
ailment that influences the respiratory arrangement of a person. The respiratory system
comprises of one's nose, throat, and the lungs. Children below five years are at a higher risk of
contracting influenza. Initially, the symptoms of influenza may seem like a common cold ("Flu
Symptoms & Complications," 2019). The only difference between common cold and influenza is
that common cold develops slowly while influenza tends to come suddenly and worsen with
time. Patricia seems not too far from understanding the symptoms of influenza. Having observed
her son, she had to rush her to the nearest health facility. This was the best approach to allow
doctors to diagnose Marshal medically.
Importance of medically evaluating and diagnose a potential influenza infection.



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