A nurse is providing care for a 44-year-old male client who is admitted with a diagnosis of fever of unknown origin (FUO). Which of the following characteristics of the client’s history is most likely to have a bearing on his current diagnosis?
A. The client is cachexic and an African American.
B. The client is malnourished, hypomagnesemic, and hypocalcemic.
C. The client is HIV positive and homeless.
D. The client is receiving intravenous normal saline with 20 mEq KCl.