The nurse is performing an assessment on a 10- year-old child suspected to have Hodgkin’s disease. Which assessment findings are specifically characteristic of this disease? Select all that apply. Abdominal pain Fever and malaise Anorexia and weight loss Painful, enlarged inguinal lymph nodes Painless, firm, and movable adenopathy in the cervical area

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Hodgkin’s disease (a type of lymphoma) is a malignancy of the lymph nodes. Specific clinical manifestations associated with Hodgkin’s disease include painless, firm, and movable adenopathy in the cervical and supraclavicular areas and abdominal pain as a result of enlarged retroperitoneal nodes. Hepatosplenomegaly also is noted. Although fever, malaise, anorexia, and weight loss are associated with Hodgkin’s disease, these manifestations are seen in many disorders.

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