Case Studies for BIO 160 Term paperMusculoskeletal disease (Adapted from 14.3 – Case Study ioer.ilsharedlearning.org)Jack Jones, a 4-year old male, was brought in for shortness of breath and weakness in arms and legs. On initial examination, Jack appeared only mildly fatigued. His mother reported he had been crawling around the waiting room playing aggressively with the train set. According to past medical records, Jack achieved his gross motor skill milestones (e.g., holding head up, sitting, rolling, & standing) on pace with other children. However, he didn’t begin walking until 17 months. At 2.5 years old, he began to display a lordotic posture. Jack is 35 pounds and 2’2” and his vital signs are (1) heart rate = 108 beats per minute, (2) respiratory rate = 25 breaths per minute, (3) temperature = 101.3 deg F, and (4) blood pressure = 118 / 70. In the physical exam, pupils were normal and reactive to light. The mother notes that the development of speech was slightly delayed. No facial muscle weakness was noted. Breath sounds were reduced, and cough was very weak. Heart sounds were normal (no murmur). Shoulder, arm and thigh muscles appear slightly atrophied. Calf muscles appeared slightly enlarged. Muscle strength reduced in the biceps & triceps muscles (+4 on a scale from 0 to +5, +5 being normal).Your term paper should have the following points (don’t just answer the questions, explain each point in a separate paragraph):
1.An introduction with a brief summary of the case and the patient.
2.A little bit of information about the system your case study is about. Describe the difference between skeletal, cardiac, and smooth muscles. Which muscles do you think are involved in Jack’s disease or condition?.
3.Medical history and lifestyle of the patient. Which specific muscles are problematic for Jack? Where are they located?
4. Diagnosis and treatment plan as listed in the case study. Why might Jack be experiencing muscle weakness?
5. What homeostatic imbalance (disease) do you think the patient suffers from? Give at least two possible diseases/conditions Jack may have. Give reasons by referring to details from the case study.
6.Conclusion, why it is important for you as a student to study these cases?
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