Case study assignment: assessing neurological symptoms

 case study

A 20-year-old male complains of experiencing intermittent headaches. The headaches diffuse all over the head, but the greatest intensity and pressure occurs above the eyes and spreads through the nose, cheekbones, and jaw. 

 

ith regard to the case study you were assigned:

  • Review this week’s Learning Resources, and consider the insights they provide about the case study.
  • Consider what history would be necessary to collect from the patient in the case study you were assigned.
  • Consider what physical exams and diagnostic tests would be  appropriate to gather more information about the patient’s condition.  How would the results be used to make a diagnosis?
  • Identify at least five possible conditions that may be considered in a differential diagnosis for the patient.

The Case Study Assignment

Use the Episodic/Focused SOAP Template and  create an episodic/focused note about the patient in the case study to  which you were assigned using the episodic/focused note template  provided in the Week 5 resources. Provide evidence from the literature  to support diagnostic tests that would be appropriate for each case.  List five different possible conditions for the patient’s differential  diagnosis, and justify why you selected each. 

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