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Sunday 17 April 2022

Neurological Disorders Q 134

Which of the following symptoms would you expect to a client with a phenytoin level of 35 mg/dL?
     A. Ataxia
     B. Potassium deficit
     C. Neglect syndrome
     D. Tetraplegia

Correct Answer: A. Ataxia

A therapeutic phenytoin level is 10 to 20 mg/dl. A level of 35 mg/dl signifies toxicity. Symptoms of this level of concentration include ataxia, tremor, slurred speech, nausea, and vomiting.

Options B, C, & D: Phenytoin does not cause hypokalemia, neglect syndrome (client unaware of the existence of his or her paralyzed side), or tetraplegia (paralysis of all four extremities).

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