A nurse is caring for a child with hemophilia who has developed hemarthrosis. Based on the nurse's understanding of this condition, the nurse knows to assess for:

 

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- joint pain and swelling.

- frequent nosebleeds.

- decreased grip strength.

- purpura over the face and neck.

Rationale

Hemarthrosis is a condition that develops as bleeding into a joint space. A patient with hemophilia may suffer from hemarthrosis as one manifestation of easy bleeding and bruising. Signs and symptoms of this condition include joint pain and swelling, warmth and redness over a joint, and difficulties with movement.

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