Which complication does the nurse observe in a client with B12, folic acid, and iron deficiencies?
4. Gingival hyperplasia
Correct Answer: Option 1.
Option 1: Vitamin B12, folic acid and iron deficiencies may cause inflammation of the tongue.
Option 2: Unreated gingivitis and microbial infection may cause pyorrhea.
Option 3: Bacterial infection, mechanical trauma, irritants, nutritional deficiencies, and systemic infection may cause stomatitis.
Option 4: Phenytoin (Dilantin) causes gingival hyperplasia.