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Are young children more susceptible to staph infections?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Not necessarily: Healthy young children are no more susceptible to staph infections than anyone else. Indeed, human immunity undergoes dips and blips throughout life, but i see no more staph infection in children than I do in adults if not more in the latter.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarberaanswered
Pediatrics 28 years experience
No: They do not have any specific increased risk.

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