Cardiovascular Pathology - Case 1 - Part 2
   

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The patient was treated with Ancef and responded to therapy. She was discharged home on 8-2-02 to continue oral medications and seemed eager to leave the hospital. Her white cell counts were followed and only briefly returned to normal.

White Blood Cell Counts
Date Result   Ref interval

09/05/02 02:30 AM 

18.03 K/uL 

H

3.20-10.60  

09/04/02 07:10 AM 

13.53 K/uL 

H

3.20-10.60  

09/02/02 11:58 AM 

9.64 K/uL 

3.20-10.60  

08/31/02 08:19 PM 

17.20 K/uL 

H

3.20-10.60  

08/02/02 07:00 AM 

10.87 K/uL 

H

3.20-10.60  

08/01/02 06:45 AM 

17.21 K/uL 

H

3.20-10.60  

07/31/02 09:20 PM 

20.24 K/uL 

H

3.20-10.60  

07/23/02 12:18 PM 

14.71 K/uL 

H

3.20-10.60  

07/16/02 03:25 PM 

13.17 K/uL 

H

3.20-10.60  

07/31/02 WOUND CULTURE, ABSCESS

Name

Result

GRAM STAIN

2+ GRAM POSITIVE COCCI

GRAM STAIN

1+ PMNS

FINAL REPORT

3+ BETA HEMOLYTIC STREPTOCOCCUS, GROUP B

1. What was the organism recovered from the wound?

2. Why is this patient having problems with recurrent infections?

3. Review the white cell count trends, what does this tell you about the infection?