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What electrolyte imbalance would be assessed by the nurse?

A client with hypoparathyroidism complains of numbness and tingling in his fingers and around the mouth.

Asked by Marden, Last updated: Oct 29, 2020

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sunurse

sunurse

sunurse
Hypocalcemia
Should check calcium andphosphate levels
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John Adney

John Adney

John Adney
Hyperphosphatemia is the correct answer not stated,
hypoparathyroidism can cause elevated levels of phosphorus causing tingling around the mouth and fingertips and numbness in the extremities
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pmccre01

pmccre

pmccre01
Hypocalcemia
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John Smith

John Smith

John Smith
John Smith

Answered Sep 12, 2016

Hypocalcemia
Hypoparathyroidism can cause low serum calcium levels. Numbness and tingling in extremities and in the circumoral area around the mouth are the hallmark signs of hypocalcemia. Normal calcium level is 9 to 11 mg/dl.
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