A 4-year-old boy is admitted and diagnosed with acute glomerulonephritis. The nurse understands that the patient is experiencing complications of the disease when:

There is a presence of adventitious lung sounds

Explanation

•Presence of adventitious lung sounds may indicate the presence of fluid in the lungs, which can be a result of fluid overload. •An elevated leukocyte count is expected with glomerulonephritis since the disease can be due to the presence of a streptococcal infection. •Blood pressure of 95/70 and serum potassium level at 3.65 mEq/L are normal values.

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