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Acute rheumatic fever is an inflammatory autoimmune disease that occurs 2 to 6 weeks following an untreated or undertreated group A beta-hemolytic streptococcal infection. It affects the heart, joints, brain, and skin.
Infectious diarrhea is commonly referred to as gastroenteritis.
Acute epiglottitis and associated upper airway obstruction has significant morbidity and mortality and may cause respiratory arrest and death.
Chickenpox is a very contagious disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV).
Nursing goals for a child with meningitis include adequate cerebral tissue perfusion through reduction in ICP, maintain normal body temperature, protection against injury, enhance coping measures, accurate perception of environmental stimuli, restoring normal cognitive functions and prevention of complications.
Kawasaki disease or mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome is an acute, febrile disease that is most often seen in boys younger than 5 years.
Nursing goals for a child with Kawasaki disease may include increased understanding of the parents and child about the disease condition, medical treatment and planned follow-up care, relief of pain, improved physical mobility, adequate coping, and absence of complications. Here are six (6) nursing care plans (NCP) for Kawasaki Disease.
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