Friday, May 8, 2009

drug user and murmur... are they related?

18 years old man who is an intravenous drug user came to HUSM complaining of having fever and dark colored urine. Physical examination revealed that he has low grade fever, hematuria, clubbing, and subconjuctival hemorrhage. Murmur was also auscultated on tricuspid area.
  • What is the provisional diagnosis for this patient? (1m)
  • Outline the pathophysiology of hematuria in this patient. (4m)
  • What is the reason for the presence of murmur in this patient? (2m)
  • State 2 possible complications that might occur in this patient. (2m)




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