Case Report: Karen Foster

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Patricia Wright 10-17-2009 Med. Term. Week2 Assign.4 MEDICAL REPORT Patient Name: Karen Foster Patient Number: 2009-7550-1 Birth Date: 02-14-1968 Report Date: 10-17-2009 Mrs. Foster is a 41 year old white female with a history of alcohol abuse. She is currently taking azathioprine for rheumatoid arthritis and furosemide for hypertension. She has recently been diagnosed with acute pancreatitis which is swelling (inflammation) of the pancreas. The pancreas is the gland located behind the stomach. It releases digestive enzymes and the hormones insulin and glucagon. In her family history, her father has chronic panrcreatitis.

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