# HAP OA #3 - 100%

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When taking the health history, the patient complains of pruritus. What is a common cause of this symptom?

A. Hyperpigmentation

B. Cancer

C. Excessive bruising

D. Allergic response
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The nurse is bathing an 80-year-old man and notices that his skin is wrinkled, thin, lax, and dry. This finding would be related to which factor?

A. Increased vascularity of the skin in the elderly

B. Increased numbers of sweat and sebaceous glands in the elderly

C. An increase in elasticity and an increase in subcutaneous fat in the elderly

D. An increased loss of elasticity and a decrease in subcutaneous fat in the elderly
A patient tells the nurse that he has noticed that one of his moles has started to burn and bleed. When assessing his skin, the nurse would pay special attention to the danger signs for pigmented lesions and would be concerned with which additional finding?

A. Symmetry of lesions

B. Border regularity

C. Diameter less than 6 mm

D. Color variation
The nurse is assessing for clubbing of the fingernails and would expect to find:

A. a nail base that is firm and slightly tender.

B. curved nails with a convex profile and ridges across the nail.

C. a nail base that feels spongy with an angle of the nail base of 150 degrees.

D. an angle of the nail base of 180 degrees or greater with a nail base that feels spongy.