Lesson 2

Patient 2

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Allergy Clinic Patient Information Sheet

Patient Name: Maya
Age: 10 years old
Sex: Female

Reason for Visit to the Clinic: Maya came to the clinic because she has noticed that she often has abdominal cramps, bloating, and gas after drinking milk or eating foods that have milk in them. Sometimes, she has nausea and vomiting as well, but not all the time. Maya tells the doctor that the symptoms usually begin 30–60 minutes after drinking milk. Usually, the symptoms last a couple of hours.

Other information: She sometimes gets the same symptoms after eating some dairy foods, but she can eat other dairy foods without too many problems.

You can ask the questions in any order. Make sure you record any important information from the patient on your handout. When you have asked all the questions you want, click Next.

Interview questions:

1. What are the symptoms?

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2. When did the symptoms begin?

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3. Did anyone else present also develop symptoms?

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4. Do you have any idea what caused these symptoms?

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5. Have you had these symptoms before?

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6. Does anyone else in the family have health problems with food or allergies?

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7. Have you had a cold or flu recently?

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8. Has there been a problem eating any of these foods before?

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9. Were other people present when you became ill?

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10. How much of each food was eaten?

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11. How were the foods prepared?

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12. Describe the last meal eaten before the symptoms appeared.

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13. Do you have any other health problems?

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Diagnosis

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