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CASE:

Charles is a 16 year old boy who was admitted at the hospital with

chief complaint of shortness of breath and with productive cough. Patient is

also complaining about constipation, nausea and loss of appetite. Patient

already has productive cough three weeks PTA and has fever and foul-

smelling greasy stools 2 days PTA.

Physical Examination:

Patient’s BP is 120/80 mmHg, RR is 22 cpm, PR is 73 bpm and


Temperature is 37.9°C. Patient has thick sticky mucus, DOB and postive
wheezes in the lungs. Patient also has obvious weight loss, (+)pallor, (+)dry
skin and (+)clubbing.

Patient’s Medical Diagnosis:

• Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease caused by a defective gene which

causes the body to produce abnormally thick and sticky fluid, called mucus. This

mucus builds up in the breathing passages of the lungs and in the pancreas, the

organ that helps to break down and absorb food.It is one of the most common

chronic lung diseases in children and young adults, and may result in early

death.
RESPIRATORY DISTURBANCES:
CYSTIC FIBROSIS
A CASE REPORT

Submitted by:
Mabazza, Karen R.
BSN 3I
Pathophysiology: