Your patient is understandably shaken by the news of this test result

Discussion in 'Step 3' started by samuel, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. samuel

    samuel New Member

    Your patient is understandably shaken by the news of this test result. She is most concerned about her unborn child. What should you tell her?
    A) Her child is almost certainly also infected.
    B) A therapeutic abortion at this point is the only humane thing to do.
    C) With proper therapy, the risk of transmission to the child can be lowered to less than 5%.
    D) With proper therapy, the risk of transmission to the child can be lowered to 15%.
    E) Despite proper therapy, the risk of transmission remains at 25%.

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