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Which finding signals a significant problem during this procedure? Because of difficulties with hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis is initiated to treat a female client's uremia.



A. Potassium level of 3.5 mEq/L
B. Hematocrit (HCT) of 35%
C. Blood glucose level of 200 mg/dl
D. White blood cell (WBC) count of 20,000/mm3
Asked by Colton, Last updated: Jan 22, 2020

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J. Emmerich

J. Emmerich, Web Content Writer, New York City

Answered Jul 30, 2018

Based on the given choices, the answer to this question is D. White blood cell (WBC) count of 20,000/mm3. This is not the normal white blood cell count. In fact, this is above the normal white...Read More
 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 08, 2016

White blood cell (wbc) count of 20,000/mm3 -an increased wbc count indicates infection, probably resulting from peritonitis, which may have been caused by insertion of the peritoneal catheter into...Read More
 

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