Posted: December 4th, 2017
A child is undergoing remission induction therapy to treat leukemia. Allopurinol is included in the regimen. The main reason for administering allopurinol as part of the client’s chemotherapy regimen is to:
A. Prevent metabolic breakdown of xanthine to uric acid
B. Prevent uric acid from precipitating in the ureters
C. Enhance the production of uric acid to ensure adequate excretion of urine
D. Ensure that the chemotherapy doesn’t adversely affect the bone marrow
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