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A patient has been administered methotrexate, which is a purine antagonist used to treat a rapidly growing tumor. The patient develops stomatitis. What is the priority nursing diagnosis for a patient suffering from stomatitis?
A)Impaired skin integrity
B)Activity intolerance
C)Self-care deficit: hygiene
D)Risk for disuse syndrome
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Abrams' Clinical Drug Therapy: Rationales for Nursing Practice
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Toxic effects of methotrexate include stomatitis, which is an alteration in skin integrity. Disuse syndrome, lack of hygiene, and activity intolerance are less directly related to stomatitis.

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