I have spirometer test results for two patients. Both are complaining of difficulty breathing and feel weak. The first patient is a 50 year old woman who reports that she constantly feels that she cannot get enough air. She is 158 cm tall, vital capacity- 1955 mL, forced expiration volume- 1400 mL, tidal bolume- 500 mL. The second patient is a 16 year old boy who reports that he cannot run the length of the soccer field without gasping for air. The boy is 170 cm tall. His spirometer readings are: vital capacity- 4390 mL, forced expiratatory volume- 2150 ML, tidal volume- 500 mL. Based on this information, give a probable diagnosis for each patient. And why are you choosing that diagnosis?
Asked On : Thu, 18 Oct 2012