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Friday, 25 March 2022

Cancer and Oncology Q 98

Parents of pediatric clients who undergo irradiation involving the central nervous system should be warned about postirradiation somnolence. When does this neurologic syndrome usually occur?
    A. Immediately
    B. Within 1 to 2 weeks
    C. Within 5 to 8 weeks
    D. Within 3 to 6 months

Correct Answer: C. Within 5 to 8 weeks

Option C: Postirradiation somnolence may develop 5 to 8 weeks after CNS irradiation and may last 3 to 15 days. It’s characterized by somnolence with or without fever, anorexia, nausea, and vomiting. Although the syndrome isn’t thought to be clinically significant, parents should be prepared to expect such symptoms and encourage the child to rest.

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