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Learning Goal: I’m working on a microbiology case study and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.Case 1A 22-year old female automotive technician presents herself at the doctor’soffice. She complains of fever and of pain in her left hand.On physical examination, the patient had a deep wound on her left palm that wasoozing pus. She had purplish, red streaks running up her left arm. She hadenlarged lymph nodes at the elbow and under her arm. The patient’s skin waswarm and her history, the patient had punctured her left palm with sharp metal from theundercarriage of a “real cherry” 1977 Malibu about a week earlier. She said thewound had bled for a few minutes and she thought that she had washed it “realgood” with soap and water. She had covered the wound with a large “Band-Aid”and gone back to work. She developed a fever about three days later. For thepast couple of days, she “did not feel so good” and had vomiting and diarrhea.1. What type of infection/illness do you believe the patient has?2. What Type of treatment would you give the patient?3, How did you come to that conclusion? According to the symptoms.,,4. From the history, which of the information confirmed your choice?5. REFERENCE:

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