Case Study: Aphthous Ulcers in a 14-Year-Old Girl

May 2011
Pediatric Nursing;May/Jun2011, Vol. 37 Issue 3, p115
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article discusses a case study of a 14-year-old female who presented with mouth sores or aphthous ulcers, decrease in appetite and absence from school. Investigation by the pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP) revealed the patient had bouts of diarrhea, and at birth had been a vaginal delivery with no complications. She was diagnosed with Crohn's disease after endoscopy and biopsy. The article also offers information on irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), infectious colitis and celiac disease.


Related Articles

  • DERMATOLOGY: WHAT'S YOUR DX? Fat lip in adolescent boy. MESSANA, KATIE // Contemporary Pediatrics;May2011, Vol. 28 Issue 5, p27 

    The article discusses the case of a 15-year-boy with a left-sided swelling in his lower lip, and was diagnosed with oral Crohn's disease (CD). He had a history of CD but had no bowel symptoms, and was prescribed the daily application of a high-potency topical steroid for 6 weeks which reduced...

  • PUZZLER. Ten-year-old girl with a worsening dry cough. THANKAVEL, BHARATH; VANDIVER, KATHLEEN; PATEL, REINA // Contemporary Pediatrics;May2011, Vol. 28 Issue 5, p48 

    The article discusses the case of a 10-year-old girl in Texas with progressively worsening cough, who was diagnosed with interstitial lung disease after lung biopsy. She was treated with pulse dose steroids, hydroxychloroquine, and cyclosporines, but did not respond well to treatment, and died...

  • Encopresis: A Medical and Family Approach.  // Pediatric Nursing;May/Jun2011, Vol. 37 Issue 3, p107 

    The article offers details pertaining to childhood chronic stool retention and encopresis while presenting a case of an 8-year-old boy suffering from the same who was successfully treated using a combined approach of medications, bowel training, nutritional changes and behavior management. It...

  • A 10-Year-Old with Anxiety And History of Asthma.  // Pediatric Nursing;May/Jun2011, Vol. 37 Issue 3, p133 

    The article presents a case study of a 10-year-old Caucasian male with a history of asthma, who presented with difficulty in swallowing. The patient had not been sleeping well due a fear of choking. His physical examination revealed bilateral vesicular breath sounds with no wheezing or cough....

  • Managing anxiety and depressive symptoms in adults with autism-spectrum disorders. Boyd, Kerry; Woodbury-Smith, Marc; Szatmari, Peter // Journal of Psychiatry & Neuroscience;Jul2011, Vol. 36 Issue 4, pE35 

    The article presents a case study of management of a 22-year-old autism-spectrum disorder (ASD) patient who presented with severe anxiety and depressive symptoms. He had no personal or family history suggestive of bipolar affective disorder and was started on a typical adult dose of a selective...

  • Preparing for Certification. Neutropenia. Foster, Charles Westley // MEDSURG Nursing;Sep/Oct2011, Vol. 20 Issue 5, p262 

    The article describes the case of a 45-year old-male admitted with pancytopenia, weakness, and dehydration and diagnosed with neutropenia. According to the author, neutropenia is defined as an absolute neutrophil count (ANC) of less than 1,500/�L. The author emphasizes that the goal of...

  • CASE STUDY: CIENA HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT, INC.  // Long-Term Living: For the Continuing Care Professional;Apr2011, Vol. 60 Issue 4, p32 

    The article presents a case study of a whistleblower named Relator Hubbard, who accused Ciena Healthcare Management Inc. of poor quality care and fraudulent billing. It states that Hubbard was a former acting Director of Nursing at a nursing facility of Ciena in Detroit,Michigan. It mentions...

  • Surgical Management of Secondary Hyperparathyroidism in Patients with End-Stage Renal Disease: Surgical Approaches and Report of Cases.  // TEST DATA_New England Patriots EDSYS;08022010, p17 


  • A tricky case: glucose-lowering therapy. Gadsby, Roger // Practice Nurse;3/11/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 4, p17 

    The article describes the case of June, a 69-year-old woman who has had type 2 diabetes. After being diagnosed with angina in 2009, she began taking a glyceryl trinitrate sublingual spray, simvastatin for primary prevention of cardivascular disease, and lisinopril to control her blood pressure....


Read the Article

Other Topics