Jaundice Mini Quiz

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Jaundice Mini Quiz - Quiz

A mini quiz about jaundice.


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  • 1. 

    Jaundice is common in liver disorders or when ___ _____ _____ are excessively destroyed.

    Explanation
    Jaundice is a condition characterized by yellowing of the skin and eyes, which is commonly seen in liver disorders. It occurs when red blood cells are excessively destroyed. When red blood cells break down, a substance called bilirubin is released. In a healthy liver, bilirubin is processed and excreted. However, in liver disorders or when there is an excessive breakdown of red blood cells, the liver may not be able to effectively process bilirubin, leading to its accumulation in the body and causing jaundice.

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  • 2. 

    _________ is responsible for the yellow coloring in jaundice.

    Explanation
    Bilirubin is responsible for the yellow coloring in jaundice. Jaundice occurs when there is a buildup of bilirubin in the blood, which is a yellow pigment produced when red blood cells break down. When the liver is unable to process bilirubin effectively, it accumulates in the body, leading to the characteristic yellowing of the skin and eyes associated with jaundice.

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  • 3. 

    Unconjugated jaundice is the result of _________.

    Explanation
    Unconjugated jaundice is the result of hemolysis, which refers to the breakdown of red blood cells. When red blood cells are destroyed, a pigment called bilirubin is released. In unconjugated jaundice, there is an accumulation of unconjugated bilirubin in the blood, leading to the yellowing of the skin and eyes. Hemolysis can occur due to various reasons such as certain medications, infections, autoimmune disorders, or genetic conditions. It is important to identify and treat the underlying cause of hemolysis to manage unconjugated jaundice effectively.

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    __________ jaundice is the result of disease, biliary obstruction, or bile stasis.

    Explanation
    Conjugated jaundice is the result of a disease, biliary obstruction, or bile stasis. This type of jaundice occurs when there is a problem with the liver's ability to process bilirubin, leading to an accumulation of bilirubin in the bloodstream. This can be caused by various conditions such as hepatitis, liver cirrhosis, or gallstones blocking the bile ducts. The term "conjugated" refers to the bilirubin being bound to a substance called glucuronic acid, which allows it to be excreted in the bile.

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  • 5. 

    Impaired skin integrity is a nursing diagnosis associated with jaundice because jaundice causes ________.

    Explanation
    Pruritis = itching.

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  • 6. 

    _______________, mild soaps, lotion, and loose clothing are used to releive itching associated with jaundice.

    Explanation
    Antihistamines are not effective in relieving itching associated with jaundice. Instead, mild soaps, lotion, and loose clothing are recommended to alleviate itching. Antihistamines are commonly used to treat allergies by blocking the effects of histamine, a chemical released during an allergic reaction. However, jaundice is caused by an accumulation of bilirubin in the body, typically due to liver dysfunction, and antihistamines do not address this underlying cause. Therefore, they would not be the appropriate treatment for jaundice-related itching.

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