Assessing the Abdomen
Case 3: Nausea and Vomiting A 20-year-old female complains of nausea and has vomited three times over the past 48 hours. The patient also experienced a low-grade fever this morning. She states that
she recently ate shellfish at a new restaurant with two friends who are suffering from similar symptoms. To prepare: consider the insights provided about the case study. Consider what history would
be necessary to collect from the patient in the case study you were assigned. Consider what physical exams and diagnostic tests would be appropriate to gather more information about the patient’s
condition. How would the results be used to make a diagnosis? Identify at least five possible conditions that may be considered in a differential diagnosis for the patient.