When planning ongoing nursing care for a child with recurrence of nephrotic syndrome, which of the following potential disturbances should be the priority consideration?


• Self-concept and body image disturbances related to changes in appearance and social isolation are a primary consideration.

• A child with nephrotic syndrome will manifest generalized edema, periorbital, and pedal and pretibial edema. With marked edema, the child may appear pale and have respiratory distress.

Incorrect options:

• Cognitive development, sexual maturation, and psychological maturation are not associated with nephrotic syndrome.

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