A toddler diagnosed with leukemia is being treated with mercaptopurine. The nurse expects which of the following as an adverse reaction?


•Mercaptopurine causes myelosuppression, which causes anemia, leukopenia, and thrombocytopenia.

•Mercaptopurine is an anti-metabolite that disrupts DNA and RNA synthesis.

•The other options are not adverse reactions associated with mercaptopurine.

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