Case Study on Hypokalemia

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In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements in NCM 105 A Case Study on Systemic Lupus Erythematosus December 2010 Table of Contents Acknowledgement…………………….. 3 Objective………………………………. 4 Scope and Limitations............................. 5 Introduction…………………………….. 6 Review of Related Literature…………… 7-8 Case Analysis…………………………… 9 Health History………………………….. 10 Family Genogram………………………. 11 Anatomy and Physiology………………. 12-13 Pathophysiology………………………… 14-17 Nursing Assessment Tool………………. 18-20 Nursing Care Plans……………………… 21-23 Medical management…………………… 24-26 Laboratory Results……………………… 27-30 Doctor’s order…………………………… 31-32 Nurse’s Notes…………………………… 33-35 Patient’s Medications…………………… 36-43 Nursing Theories……………………….. 44…show more content…
Androgens- A natural or artificial male sex hormone responsible for the development of male sexual characteristics. Antibody- a protein produced by B cells in the body in response to the presence of an antigen. Antigen- a substance, usually a protein, on the surface of a cell or bacterium that stimulates the production of an antibody. Arthralgias- pain in a joint Arthritis- a medical condition affecting a joint or joints, causing pain, swelling, and stiffness. Arthropathy- a disease or medically noteworthy condition of a joint. Autoantibodies- antibodies that react against normal substances present in the organism producing it and is present in autoimmune diseases. Depigmentation- partial or total absence in the body of the pigment melanin, especially in the skin, hair, and eyes. Glomerulonephritis- an inflammatory disease affecting the clusters of capillaries glomeruli in the cortex of a kidney. Hemolytic anemia- anemia that results from the destruction of red blood cells and may be caused by bacteria, genetic disorders, or toxic chemicals. Hyperactivity- unusually active, restless, and lacking the ability to concentrate for any length of time. Immune complexes- a combination of a disease-causing agent antigen and its corresponding antibody that plays a role in some types of immune responses and may be associated with autoimmune disease. Leukopenia- an excessive
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