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A 7-month-old infant receives chronic total parenteral nutrition for short gut syndrome. In preparing the parents for discharge from the neonatal unit, you discuss potential complications of this mode of nutrition. Which of the following is a typical complication of total parenteral nutrition?
a. Sepsis
b. Renal failure
c. Chronic diarrhea
d. Vitamin A deficiency
e. Irreversible atrophy of the mucosa of the small intestine
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I would say its A) SEPSIS

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Sepsis is a possible complication of total parenteral nutrition, but I wouldn't call it a "typical complication". for me that would imply that it occurs often. And I sure hope that's not the case!
So I would think that maybe atrophy of the intestinal mucosa is a possibility, although I don't know if it is irreversible.
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E). atrophy of the small intestine-- disuse atrophy, i guess...
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total parenteral nutrition = central venous line = sepsis
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drgsarunprasath: thank you for the link!
Wow, Sepsis in >= 50%! I would've never thought it occured so often!!
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A.sepsis--yes due to central line.
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Sepsis due to infection of central venous line
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A 7-month-old infant receives chronic total parenteral nutrition for short gut syndrome. In preparing the parents for discharge from the neonatal unit, you discuss potential complications of this mode of nutrition. Which of the following is a typical complication of total parenteral nutrition?
a. Sepsis
b. Renal failure
c. Chronic diarrhea
d. Vitamin A deficiency
e. Irreversible atrophy of the mucosa of the small intestine


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