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Unformatted text preview: isk of otitis media include exposure to illness in other children in day care centers,
household smoking, bottle-feeding, and congenital conditions such as Down syndrome and cleft palate. The use of a pacifier
beyond age 6 months has also been identified as a risk factor. Allergies are also thought to precipitate otitis media.
A lateral recumbent position, with the knees flexed to the abdomen and the head bent with the chin resting on
the chest, is assumed for a lumbar puncture. This position separates the spinal processes and facilitates needle insertion into the
subarachnoid space. Options 1, 2, and 4 are incorrect positions.
236. Hodgkin's disease
Radiation therapy is usually delayed until a child is 8 years of age, whenever possible, to prevent
retardation of bone growth and soft tissue development. Options 1, 3, and 4 are inappropriate responses to the mother.
237. Neuroblastoma Neuroblastoma is a solid tumor found only in children. It arises from neural crest cells that develop into the
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