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Mr. Mifsud is an 88-year-old man admitted with an infected left leg

 

Mr. Mifsud is an 88-year-old man admitted with an infected left leg venous ulcer.

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Presenting Signs and Symptoms

  • Infected left lower leg ulcer, painful and reddened surrounding tissue
  • Temperature: 38.4 degrees Celsius
  • Respirations: 24
  • Oxygen Saturation 94%
  • Blood pressure: 155/90
  • Pulse: 100 and irregular

Past medical history

  • Atrial Fibrillation (AF)
  • Ischemic heart disease (IHD)
  • Myocardial infarction last June
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Angina
  • Hypertension
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Incontinence
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Mild hay fever
  1. Identify and describe six (6) factors that may contribute to a person’s susceptibility to infection: For each factor, please provide one (1) example.

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