Write a one (1) paragraph case study of your own for a patient with Ulcerative Colitis?
Elizabeth is 32-year-old caucasian woman, presents to your clinic due to bloody diarrhea with a mucus and abdominal cramps. She states the diarrhea has become more frequent in the past few days, and she feels fatigue. She states her grandmother has a history with the similar symptoms but they come and go.The laboratory data include 10 grams of hemoglobin level, 3.0 g/dL serum albumin, and 3.2 mEq/liter of serum potassium level.
Write a differential diagnosis of at least five (5) disorders and explain why each might be a possibility and any potential weaknesses of each differential.
What tests would you run to clarify your differential and potentially come to a definitive diagnosis?
Based upon what you have at the top of the differential how would you treat this patient?