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Saturday, 2 April 2022

Integumentary Disorders Q 10

Following a small bowel resection, a male client develops fever and anemia. The surface surrounding the surgical wound is warm to the touch and necrotizing fasciitis is suspected. Another manifestation that would most suggest necrotizing fasciitis is:
    A. Erythema
    B. Leukocytosis
    C. Pressure-like pain
    D. Swelling

Correct Answer: C. Pressure-like pain.

Severe pressure-like pain out of proportion to visible signs distinguishes necrotizing fasciitis from cellulitis.

Options A, B, & D: Erythema, leukocytosis, and swelling are present in both cellulitis and necrotizing fasciitis.

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