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Review the following two case studies. Each patient is being referred to a specialist for further evaluation of a nervous system disorder. Outline characteristics of the disease each patient is suffering from by answering the questions associated with each case study. Answer in your own words.
Case Study 1
Name| Myelin S. Heath|
Patient #| 12312312| DOB:| 03/05/1986|
Physician| Dr. Delgadillo| Date:| 02/16/20XX|
Interoffice Referral Form
Ray D. Ology, M.D.
A Doctor’s Office, North Campus
1515 N. Medical Plaza #151
Anytown, Anywhere 12345
Myelin visited my office yesterday complaining of numbness in his right leg and face. He has also been experiencing muscle weakness and mild depression. I noticed a delay in his visual response in both eyes. I have referred Myelin to your facility because of possible multiple sclerosis, and I am requesting an MRI of the brain and spine. Please fax the results to me as soon as possible.
Ruben Delgadillo, M.D.
Answer the following questions.
1. What could have caused Myelin’s disease?
Myelin’s symptoms are a cause to the potential seriousness of the disease. Thefirst signs are of muscle weakness and numbness within the face. The delayed response from his eyes has also caused the doctor to become more concerned about the potential diagnosis.
2. What structure(s) and function(s) of the nervous system are affected by multiple sclerosis?
The nerves within the body become much deteriorated. Significant areas of deterioration of nerves will show on the skin since only selected nerves will be affected. Muscles become impaired at a high level and can cause spasms to occur.
3. What can be done to treat this disease?
While there is no cure or definite treatment for the disease, physical therapy helps patients...