Extra credit Biology 25 - term paper on a Human Disease – suggested topics 1) Neurologic disorders – Meningioma, Parkinson’s, Alzeimers, Multiple sclerosis, epilepsy 2) Respiratory disorders – Emphysema, Tuberculosis, pneumonia, bronchitis, cancer, lung transplant, Colds, allergies, asthma, black lung 3) Digestive disorders – Gastritis, Ulcers(stomach, intestinal, esophageal), cancer 4) Liver disorders – hepatitis, cirrhosis, transplant, gall bladder, gallstones 5) Endocrine disorders – Diabetes, pituitary dysfunction, thyroid disorder, adrenal dysfuction 6) Excretory problems – Kidney infection, bladder infection, kidney stones, cancer, prostate problems, 7) Muscle disorders – myasthenia gravis, muscular dystrophy 8) Skeletal problems – Osteoporosis, cancer, gout 9) Cardiovascular – hypertension, coronary artery disease, enlarged heart, heart valve defects, hemoglobin problems, stroke, thrombosis 10) Blood disorders – low hemoglobin 11) Immune disorders – Arthritis, allergies, lupus erthymatoses, Multiple sclerosis, tissue rejection(transplants) 12) Skin problems – cancer(basal, squamous), impetigo, rosacea, 13) Lymphatic system – Lymphomas 14) Reproductive – Ovarian cancer, prostate, uterine cancer, testicular cancer 15) Infection disease – Staph, Strep, Salmonella, TB, Cold, Influenza, smallpox, diptheria, lyme, giardia, hantavirus 16) Carcinomas(Cancers) – Breast, Prostate, lung, skin, gastric, intestinal, 17) Special Sensory problems – hearing, vision(glaucoma, cataract) Instructions: 1) Define the medical problems. Explain what the disease does to the body. Explain how the disease starts, how it affects the tissues of the affected individual. 2) Explain what the signs of the disease show in the affected individual. What will change on the person? 3) Explain what the person will experience from the disease(symptoms). 4) Tell what the doctors will do to treat the disease. What are the medical(medication) and the surgical treatments. 5) What is the predicted outcome of the disease(prognosis). Will the person get better or worse and how long will the process take? 6) I would like a personal point of view. That is I would like you to interview someone who has had the problem. 7) I would like your personal assessment of the problem, what do you think of the disease. What can be done to prevent this problem. Are there new medical approaqches to the problem on the horizon. 8) The paper must by typewritten and double spaced. 9) It is due on the assigned date.