Respiratory Illness Case Study for Health Science Students
A child is suffering from high fever of 104 degrees F, cough, and breathing difficulty. The doctor performed a streptococcus test of the throat that was negative. A blood test was done and a chest x-ray was taken. Auscultation revealed crepitations with minimal rhonchi.
Is the child suffering from asthma, tuberculosis, or pneumonia? How can you diagnose these three diseases?
If the blood test determined neutrophilia and the x-ray revealed numerous opacities at the bases of the lungs, what would be the diagnosis?
What are some possible treatments for the child?