Rheumatoid Arthritis Case Study

NURS 6501C
Dr. Holbrook
Module 1 week 2
Please use references from the PAST 5 YEARS only (2019-2023)


A 49-year-old patient with rheumatoid arthritis comes into the clinic with a chief complaint of a fever.
The patient’s current medications include atorvastatin 40 mg at night, methotrexate 10 mg PO every Friday morning, and prednisone 5 mg po qam.
He states that he has had a fever of up to 101 degrees F for about a week and admits to chills and sweats.
He says he has had more fatigue than usual and reports some chest pain associated with coughing.
He admits to having occasional episodes of hemoptysis.
He works as a grain inspector at a large farm cooperative.
After extensive work-up, the patient was diagnosed with Invasive aspergillosis.

The Assignment

(1- to 2-page case study analysis-this does not include a title page and reference page)

Develop a 1- to 2-page case study analysis in which you:

Explain why you think the patient presented the symptoms described.
Identify the genes that may be associated with the development of the disease.
Please explain the process of immunosuppression and the effect it has on body systems.

Reminder: The College of Nursing requires that all papers submitted include a title page, introduction, summary, and references, done in APA format. Keep references current, 5 yr. from publication please and from primary references (# references to support your points for full credit) like classroom textbooks, and peer-reviewed journals.