BIOL-216 Module 3 case study.docx - Module 3 Case Chief Complaint 49-year-old man with abdominal pain fever and yellowing of the skin and whites of the

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Module 3 Case Chief Complaint: 49-year-old man with abdominal pain, fever and yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes. History: Vincent Miller, a 49-year-old accountant, has had a "drinking problem" throughout most of his adult life. He has been hospitalized on several occasions over the years. He reports dull pain in the right, upper quadrant of the abdomen, intermittent fever of 3 weeks duration, and a yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes. A diagnosis of "alcohol-induced hepatitis (liver inflammation)" is listed in the chart. With excessive intake of alcohol, the liver switches over from the use of fats and carbohydrates as its primary "fuel" to the use of alcohol as its primary fuel. This can lead to excessive production of lactic acid,which, in turn, can cause inflammation of the liver tissue. Guiding Questions Answer the questions below and submit as a Microsoft Word document or PDF. 1. Is the diagnosis consistent with the location of the abdominal pain? Explain your answer. How does this differ from circumstances of referred pain and what is the
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