Lesson 2

Patient 4

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Allergy Clinic Patient Information Sheet

Patient Name: Zach
Age: 13 years old
Sex: Male

Reason for Visit to the Clinic: Zach’s mother took him to the emergency room two days ago. While at his neighbor Jason’s house, Zach developed hives—small, red, itchy bumps on his skin. Jason called Zach’s mom. His throat also tightened up, making it difficult to swallow. Zach and his mom got really scared when he started having trouble breathing.

Other information: At the hospital, Zach told the doctors that the problems started after he ate some snacks—crackers and cookies. Zach and his mom both told the nurse that he had had a reaction to peanuts before, but Zach didn’t think that the snacks had any peanuts in them.

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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

Diagnosis