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Saturday 2 April 2022

Integumentary Disorders Q 49

A client has been taking prednisone (Deltasone) 20 mg once a day to treat severe seborrheic dermatitis. Which of the following assessment findings is of most concern?
    A. Complaints of epigastric pain.
    B. Blood pressure 145/90 mm Hg.
    C. Blood glucose level 129 mg/dL.
    D. Complaints of increase appetite.

Correct Answer: A. Complaints of epigastric pain.

Complaints of epigastric pain indicate that the client might be suffering from peptic ulcers, which require the addition of the use of antacid such as proton pump inhibitor (Nexium).

Options B, C, and D: These are symptoms related to the use of prednisone but are not clinically significant when steroids are used for limited periods and do not require treatment.

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