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Description:

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 56-year-old woman developed left facial numbness, followed by right peripheral facial weakness, left hand weakness, and left side hearing loss and tinnitus. The patient’s medical history and detailed description of her symptoms after admittance to the hospital are included in the “Patient History” section. Results from a cranial magnetic resonance (MR) scan along with a microscopic description and images of a sural nerve biopsy are provided here to help aid in understanding the diagnosis. The “Final Diagnosis” section contains the attending doctor’s notes on the patient with commentary, and a detailed pathology. References are also included in this section. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student knowledge of neuropathology.

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  • Science > General
  • Health > General
  • Education > General

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Keywords:

Science -- Biological and life sciences,Vocational Education,Vocational Education -- Allied health occupations,NSDL,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Health,Health -- Body systems and senses,Health -- Chronic conditions,Graduate/Professional,Health -- Disease,Life Science,Technical Education (Upper Division),Informal Education,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-021,Higher Education,Undergraduate (Upper Division),Science,General Public,Technical Education (Lower Division),oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110201182547136T,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Education

Language:

English

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