Pathophysiology Case Study

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 A 65-year-old obese African American male patient presents to his HCP with crampy left lower quadrant pain, constipation, and fevers to 101˚ F. He has had multiple episodes like this one over the past 15 years and they always responded to bowel rest and oral antibiotics. He has refused to have the recommended colonoscopy even with his history of chronic inflammatory bowel disease (diverticulitis), sedentary lifestyle, and diet lacking in fiber. His paternal grandfather died of colon cancer back in the 1950s as well. He finally underwent colonoscopy after his acute diverticulitis resolved. Colonoscopy revealed multiple polyps that were retrieved, and the pathology was positive for adenocarcinoma of the colon 

1 to 2-page case study analysis in which you will address the following along with supportive scholarly references listed in a reference page on the last page of your assignment (according to APA format, title and reference page):

  • Explain why you think the patient presented the symptoms described (the heading for this section of your assignment could read as Explanation of Symptoms)
  • Identify the genes that may be associated with the development of the disease (the heading for this section of your assignment could read as Associated Genetics)
  • Explain the process of immunosuppression and the effect it has on body systems (the heading for this section of your assignment could read as Process and Effect of Immunosuppression)

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