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What is the primary purpose of administering corticosteroids to this child? Dr. Jones prescribes corticosteroids for a child with nephritic syndrome.



A. To increase blood pressure
B. To reduce inflammation
C. To decrease proteinuria
D. To prevent infection

This question is part of Pediatric Nursing NCLEX Quiz 3
Asked by Santepro, Last updated: Sep 24, 2020

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Answered Aug 19, 2018

To decrease proteinuria

The primary purpose of administering corticosteroids to a child with nephritic syndrome is to decrease proteinuria.Option A: Corticosteroids have no effect on blood pressure.Option B: Although they help reduce inflammation. this is not the reason for their use in patients with nephritic syndrome.Option D: Corticosteroids may predispose a patient to infection.
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