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


•Self-concept and body image disturbances related to changes in appearance and social isolation should be considered.

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

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

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