Which of the following skin assessment parameters should the nurse utilize when caring for a client with vasculitis?

 

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- Small spots and nodules around the nail beds

- Liver spots on the face and hands

- Dark circles that develop under the eyes

- Patchy, peeling areas on the scalp

Rationale

Vasculitis is an autoimmune condition that involves inflammation of the blood vessels. Signs and symptoms of the condition may vary, but organ damage can result if the body attacks its own blood vessels that provide blood and oxygen to major organs. A patient with vasculitis may also demonstrate other symptoms such as fever, weight loss, joint pain, and small bumps or nodules under the skin and around the nail beds.

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