NURS 6501 Module 8QUESTION 11.A ten-year-old boy is brought to clinic by his mother who states that the boy has been listless and not eating.She also notes that he has been easily bruising without trauma as he says he is too tired to go out and play. Hesays his bones hurt sometimes. Mother states the child has had intermittent fevers that respond toacetaminophen. Maternal history negative for pre, intra, or post-partum problems. Child’s past medicalhistory negative and he easily reached developmental milestones. Physical exam reveals a thin, very palechild who has bruises on his arms and legs in no particular pattern. The APRN orders complete blood count(CBC), and complete metabolic profile (CMP). The CBC revealed Hemoglobin of 6.9/dl, hematocrit of 19%,and platelet count of 80,000/mm3. The CMP demonstrated a blood urea nitrogen (BUN) of 34m g/dl andcreatinine of 2.9 mg/dl. The APRN recognizes that the patient appears to have acute leukemia and renalfailure and immediately refers the patient to the Emergency Room where a pediatric hematologist has beenconsulted and is waiting for the boy and his mother. The diagnosis of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) wasmade after extensive testing.Question 1 of 2:What is ALL?Answer:A type of cancer of the blood and bone marrow that affects white blood cells. Acute lymphoblasticleukemia is the most common childhood cancer. It occurs when a bone marrow cell develops errorsin its DNA. Symptoms may include enlarged ly … Purchase document to see full attachment
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