A 22-year-old female who adheres to a vegan diet has been diagnosed with iron-deficiency anemia.
Which of the following components of her diagnostic blood work would be most likely to necessitate further investigation? (Points : 0.4)
Decreased mean corpuscular volume (MCV)
Decreased hemoglobin and hematocrit
Microcytic, hypochromic red cells
Decreased erythropoietin levels
Question 2. 2. A child has been diagnosed with thalassemia. Which of the following other health problems is the child at risk for? (Points : 0.4)
Iron and ferritin deficiencies
Splenomegaly and hepatomegaly
Question 3. 3. A 24-year-old woman presents with fever and painful, swollen cervical lymph nodes. Her blood work indicates neutrophilia with a shift to the left. She most likely has: (Points : 0.4)
A mild parasitic infection
A severe bacterial infection
A mild viral infection
A severe fungal infection
Question 4. 4. A couple who are expecting their first child have been advised by friends to consider harvesting umbilical cord blood in order to have a future source of stem cells. The couple have approached their nurse practitioner with this request and are seeking clarification of exactly why stem cells are valuable and what they might expect to gain from harvesting them. How can the nurse practitioner best respond to the couple’s inquiry?