Davis Edge NCLEX Question of the Week #1

Which complication does the nurse observe in a client with B12, folic acid, and iron deficiencies?

Question Options:
1. Glossitis
2. Pyorrhea
3. Stomatitis
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.

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