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Unformatted text preview: from a diaper. Urinary catheterization
is not to be done unless specifically prescribed because of the risk of infection. With infants, it is not reasonable to monitor
urinary patterns and attempt to collect the specimen in a cup during voiding.
Guilt is a common reaction of the parents of a child diagnosed with glomerulonephritis. Parents blame
themselves for not responding more quickly to the child¶s initial symptoms, or they may believe they could have prevented the
development of glomerular damage. Options 1, 2, and 4 may be associated with the parents¶ reaction to the diagnosis, but they
are not common parental reactions.
The classic signs of meningitis include severe headache, fever, stiff neck, and a change in the level of
consciousness. Photophobia also may be a prominent early symptom and is thought to be related to meningeal irritation.
Although nausea, confusion, delirium, and back pain may occur in meningitis, these are not the classic signs.
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