pediatric patient

 pediatric patient

Please reply to the following discussion with one reference. Participate in the discussion by asking a question, providing a statement of clarification, providing a point of view with a rationale, challenging an aspect of the discussion, or indicating a relationship between two or more lines of reasoning in the discussion. Cite resources in your responses to other classmates.

MC Discussion:

Nsg6435 Week 6 Discussion

Which essential questions will you ask this pediatric patient or his/her caregiver during this well-child check? Why are these questions important? What lab tests or diagnostic studies will you order and why?

What diagnoses would you give the patient in this case? Include the findings that support the diagnoses.

Diagnosis 1: Atopic dermatitis, or eczema. After determining that no one else in the household has this rash, we can rule out scabies.

Diagnosis 2: Anemia, his Hgb is 10.5, which is low. This is  most likely iron-deficient considering his picky eating habits and his age.

What is your treatment recommendation and education for the patient and family? Why? Include anticipatory guidance.



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