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Question: Melissa, a 12-year-old girl with cystic fibrosis comes to the primary care office with complaints of increased cough and productive green sputum over the last week.

17 Jan 2023,6:53 PM

 

Melissa, a 12-year-old girl with cystic fibrosis comes to the primary care office with complaints of increased cough and productive green sputum over the last week. She also complains of increasing shortness of breath. She denies sore throat or nasal congestion. On physical examination her temperature is 101 and she has inspiratory wheezes bilaterally. Negative lymphadenopathy noted. Posterior pharynx is pink without exudate. BP 112/72 HR 96 RR 28.
1. In cystic fibrosis, the airway microenvironment favors bacterial colonization. In a minimum of 250 words, explain the pathophysiological reason for this occurrence. Consider systems other than the respiratory system that are affected by cystic fibrosis.


Requirements:
- Minimum of 250 words (one double-spaced page is sufficient). There is no need for a lengthy introduction or conclusion.
- 2 scholarly sources within the last 5 years (one may be your textbook).
- APA 7th edition Student Format
- Insert hyperlinks in your reference page
- All discussion posts must be submitted through Turnitin. Any post with more than a 20% similarity score will have one opportunity to revise and resubmit their work.
- You may mention the case studies in your answer to the question(s), but do not write them verbatim. It will not count toward your word count.

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