Case Study-Antimicrobials

Case Study-Antimicrobials

A 30 year old woman from Thailand visiting family in California is brought to the ER with poor appetite and weight loss over the past few days. She had symptoms of the flu and with fever and night sweats. Cough produces greenish sputum sometimes specked with blood. Rales are noted in the left upper lobe and rest of the examination is unremarkable. Chest x-ray film reveals an infiltrate in the left upper lobe. An acid fast stain reveals multiple purplish thin rods. Laboratory values show a while cell count of 12,000ul/L and a hematocrit of 33%. Sputum is sent for laboratory culture.

How would you ideally manage this patient?

Justify the choice of drugs
Indicate the mechanism of action of the drugs?
Are there any potential interactions?

Instructions: Please prepare and submit a paper 3-4 pages [total] in length (not including APA format) answering the questions below. Please support your position with examples.

Maximum Points Earned Points

Provided complete answer to the question in the assignment 4
Justified ideas and responses by using appropriate examples and references from texts, Web sites, and other references. 4
Used APA 6th edition style guidelines consistently and accurately. Used correct spelling and grammar. Submitted on time. 4
Total 16

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