Strep Throat Discussion
No unread replies. No replies. Forum Instructions Each student must post (1) substantial initial post at minimum of 250 words per topic by Thursday. Your initial post must contain at least (2) scholarly articles from the Virtual Library properly cited in the current APA format. Also, remember to use APA style formatting for in-text citations at the end of paraphrased sentences and direct quotes as well. Then, reply to at least (2) of your classmates’ initial posts by Sunday. Each reply post should be a minimum of 100 words per reply. All replies in the discussion forum should enhance the discussion. Non-informative messages posted in the discussion forum will not be counted towards the required number of posts. *Late discussion posts are not accepted in this course. Grading Rubric Initial post: 15 points Reply posts: 10 points (5 points per reply) Total: 25 points Discussion Topic A friend was recently diagnosed with strep throat. One week after his treatment, he redeveloped the infection. In conversation, your friend tells you, “I must have become immune to the drug the doctor gave me!” a. Discuss the validity of your friend’s statement, providing evidence in support of or refuting his claim. b. After further conversation, your friend tells you that he stopped taking his initial antibiotics after 2 days because he “felt 100% better.” Explain how this action might have played a role in the redevelopment of his infection. c. When he returned to his physician, she ordered a test to determine which antibiotic should be prescribed to treat his reinfection. Summarize a test that could be used to obtain this information.