Discussion: Sexually active partners
Students must review the case study and answer all questions with a scholarly response using APA and include 2 scholarly references. Answer the questions in both case studies (Cervical Cancer and Glomerulonephritis) on the same document and upload 1 document to Moodle.
Case Study 5 & 6 Glomerulonephritis and Cervical Cancer
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Case 5: Cervical Cancer
The patient, a 28-year-old woman, has been sexually active with multiple partners since she was 14 years old. She is now married and wants to have children. She has intermittent breakouts of vulvar ulcers/sores but no other complaints. Her pelvic examination during a routine visit with her gynecologist was normal. She had a lump in her left breast.
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs), p. 756
Herpes simplex test, p. 731 Positive for herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2) (normal: negative)
No change in serology 4 weeks later
Cytomegalovirus, p. 200 No antibodies detected
Chlamydia, p. 722 No antibodies detected
Gonorrhea, p. 761 Culture negative
Syphilis serology, p. 473 No antibodies detected
Pap smear, p. 743
Adequacy of specimen Adequate
Category Epithelial abnormality
Epithelial cell abnormalities Squamous, atypical cells
Human papillomavirus (HPV) testing, p. 745 Positive for HPV 16
Breast sonogram, p. 871 Benign fibroadenoma
The patient was informed of her test results. Her herpes titers indicated that the disease was rather chronic, not acute. No treatment was recommended. Because of her age, mammograms were contraindicated. A breast ultrasound indicated the lesion was not cancerous. A fibroadenoma is common in this age-group. Because of her positive HPV results and suspicious Pap smear, further evaluation was recommended.
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Colposcopy, p. 595 Several suspicious areas
Biopsy Squamous cell carcinoma
Cervical cone biopsy, p. 720 Invasive squamous cell carcinoma
Hysteroscopy, p. 614 No extension to the endocervical canal or uterus
Pelvic ultrasound, p. 887 No extension of tumor beyond the cervix
The patient was advised to have a radical hysterectomy. She refused because she wanted to have a family. She began psychologic counseling for guilt over her past promiscuity, which had increased her risk for cervical cancer. She became pregnant 1 year later and lost the
pregnancy during the second trimester. One year later, she developed a large pelvic mass, which represented progressive, inoperable cervical cancer. Despite radiation therapy and chemotherapy, she died at age 31 of cervical cancer.
Critical Thinking Questions ( the ones that needs to be answered)
1. Why was mammography contraindicated for this patient?
2. How is sexual promiscuity related to the risk for cervical cancer?
Case 6 Glomerulonephritis Case Studies
A 7-year-old boy was brought to his pediatrician because he had developed hematuria, which required hospitalization. Approximately 6 weeks before his admission, he had a severe sore throat but received no treatment for it. Subsequently, he did well except for complaints of mild lethargy and decreased appetite. Approximately 3 weeks before admission, he had a temperature of 101° F daily for 7 days. He complained of minimal bilateral back pain.
Physical examination revealed a well-developed young boy with moderate bilateral costovertebral angle (CVA) tenderness. The remainder of the physical examination results were negative. His blood pressure was 140/100 mm Hg in both arms and legs.
Urinalysis, p. 956
Blood +4 (normal: negative)
Protein +1 (normal: negative)
Red blood cell casts Positive (normal: negative)
Specific gravity 1.025 (normal: 1.010-1.025)
Color Red-tinged (normal: amber-yellow)
Urine culture and sensitivity (C&S), p. 973 No growth after 48 hours
Blood urea nitrogen (BUN), p. 511 42 mg/dL (normal: 7-20 mg/dL)
Creatinine, p. 190 1.8 mg/dL (normal: 0.7-1.5 mg/dL)
Creatinine clearance test, p. 193 64 mL/min (normal: approximately 120 mL/min)
Renal ultrasound, p. 866 No tumor; kidneys diffusely enlarged and edematous
Intravenous pyelogram (IVP), p. 1057 Delayed visualization bilaterally; enlarged
kidneys, no tumor; no obstruction seen
Renal biopsy, p. 751 Swelling of glomerular tuft, along with polymorphonuclear leukocyte infiltrates in Bowman’s capsule (findings compatible with glomerulonephritis); immunofluorescent staining, positive for IgG
Anti-DNase-B (ADB) titer, p. 79 200 units (normal: ≤170 units)
Total complement assay, p. 172 33 units/mL (normal: 75-160 units/mL)
The blood, protein, and RBC casts in the boy’s urine indicated a primary renal disorder. The elevated creatinine and BUN levels indicated that the problem was severe and markedly affecting his renal function. Both kidneys were probably equally impaired. Intravenous pyelogram (IVP) was helpful only in ruling out Wilms tumor or congenital abnormality.
Normally an IVP would not be performed in light of this patient’s impaired renal function. It is presented here for demonstration of the information it can provide. Renal ultrasound is a much safer test to visualize the kidney to exclude neoplasm. The ultrasound findings were compatible with an inflammatory process involving both kidneys. Renal biopsy was most helpful in suggesting glomerulonephritis. The history of recent pharyngitis, fever, the positive ASO titer, the positive ADB titer, and the finding of immunoglobulin IgG antibodies on the immunofluorescent stain all suggested poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis.
The patient was placed on a 10-day course of penicillin. He was given antihypertensive medication, and his fluid and electrolyte balance was closely monitored. At no time did his creatinine or BUN level rise to a point requiring dialysis. After 6 weeks, his renal function returned to normal (creatinine, 0.7 mg/dL; BUN, 7 mg/dL). His antihypertensive medications were discontinued, and he remained normotensive and returned to normal activity.
Critical Thinking Questions (the ones that needs to be answered)
1. At what point would the BUN and creatinine have signified the need for dialysis?
2. What was the cause of the patient’s hypertension?
3. What would you do if this patient had developed a swollen mouth and neck after the IVP? Discussion: Sexually active partners