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    Ms. Carter is a cancer patient admitted to the emergency room with a high fever (103 degrees) and severe fatigue. She is currently on chemotherapy for her cancer that was diagnosed as stage 2 breast cancer. The physician orders a complete blood count (CBC) as well as a culture to determine the cause of her infection. Her CBC results show a hemoglobin of 10 g/dl and a hematocrit of 28%. Her iron and folic acids levels are within normal range. Her culture has not returned from the lab yet.

    What do you think her potential diagnosis is and why?

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    Ms. Carter is a cancer patient admitted to the emergency room with a high fever (103 degrees) and severe fatigue. She is currently on chemotherapy for her cancer that was diagnosed as stage 2 breast cancer. The physician orders a complete blood count (CBC) as well as a culture to determine the cause of her infection. Her CBC results show a hemoglobin of 10 g/dl and a hematocrit of 28%. Her iron and folic acids levels are within normal range. Her culture has not returned from the lab yet.

    What do you think her potential diagnosis is and why?

    A patient that is diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer and has a temperature of 103 degrees is quite sick. ...

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    The potential diagnosis within this case is clearly hypothesized and validated.

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