Anita Douglas Conditions of the Hematologic System Differential Selection
Differential Selection : 1 of 1 (100.0%)
In this activity, you were asked to identify which differential diagnoses were essential to investigate to ensure patient safety. You were automatically evaluated by the simulation on whether or not you identified the appropriate list of Do-Not-Miss diagnoses.
Review the list of most appropriate Do-Not-Miss diagnoses below. Correct selections have been marked with a , while selections you missed have been marked with a .
|Do Not Miss||Student Rationale||Model Rationale|
| Aplastic Anemia
||This is a possible diagnosis based on the provider notes Anita Douglas Conditions of the Hematologic System Differential Selection||Aplastic anemia is a high consequence differential. Causes of aplastic anemia can include infections, certain medicines, autoimmune diseases and exposure to toxic chemicals. Given Dr. Douglas’ presentation, recent recovery from pneumonia, and the potential risk posed to the patient if undiagnosed, this is a high value selection.|
You were asked to select other potential differential diagnoses that you thought were applicable to the case. Review the list of differential diagnoses below and compare your answers to Diana’s list. Your selections in this section are not automatically scored by the simulation, but your instructor may choose to grade this list.
|Differential||Student Rationale||Model Rationale|
| Anemia of Chronic Disease
||This is a possible diagnosis as based on the patient information and provider notes Anita Douglas Conditions of the Hematologic System Differential Selection.||According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, anemia of chronic disease (or anemia of inflammation) affects patients with inflammatory diseases, such as chronic kidney disease, which affect the body’s ability to use iron when making blood cells. Given Dr. Douglas’ medical history and presentation, this is a high-value selection for this scenario.|
||This is a possible diagnosis based on the patient information and the provider notes Anita Douglas Conditions of the Hematologic System Differential Selection.||Cold sensitivity and fatigue are early signs of hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism is also commonly seen in patients with chronic kidney disease. Given the full picture of the patient, this is an important differential to xxx|