Post an explanation of the disease highlighted in the scenario you were provided. Include the following in your explanation:

· The role genetics plays in the disease.

· Why the patient is presenting with the specific symptoms described.

· The physiologic response to the stimulus presented in the scenario and why you think this response occurred.

· The cells that are involved in this process.

· How another characteristic (e.g., gender, genetics) would change your response.

Read a selection of your colleagues’ responses.


· McCance, K. L. & Huether, S. E. (2019). 
Pathophysiology: The biologic basis for disease in adults and children (8th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby/Elsevier.

· Chapter 1: Cellular Biology; Summary Review

· Chapter 2: Altered Cellular and Tissue Biology: Environmental Agents (pp. 46-61; begin again with Manifestations of Cellular Injury pp. 83-97); Summary Review

· Chapter 3: The Cellular Environment: Fluids and Electrolytes, Acids, and Bases

· Chapter 4: Genes and Genetic Diseases (stop at Elements of formal genetics); Summary Review

· Chapter 5: Genes, Environment-Lifestyle, and Common Diseases (stop at Genetics of common diseases); Summary Review