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Unformatted text preview: ould not be kept in the room because standing water and damp soil harbor Aspergillus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, to which these children are susceptible. In addition, fresh fruits and vegetables harbor molds and should be avoided until the white blood cell count rises. 183. Leukemia When the child is nauseated, offering cool, clear liquids is best because they are soothing and better tolerated. One should not offer favorite foods when the child is nauseated because foods eaten during times of nausea will be associated with being sick. Supportive nutritional measures should include oral supplements with high-protein and high-calorie foods. 184. Hodgkin's disease Hodgkin¶s disease is a neoplasm of lymphatic tissue. The presence of giant, multinucleated cells (Reed-Sternberg cells) is the hallmark of this disease. The presence of blast cells in the bone marrow indicates leukemia. The Epstein-Barr virus is associated with infectious mononucleosis. Elevated levels of vanillylmandelic acid in the urine may be found in children with neuroblastoma. 185. Hodgkin's disease Clin...
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