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Are children more susceptible to meningococcemia?

Are children more susceptible to meningococcemia?

Generally: But the meningococcus is a nasty bug and is no respecter of age. If you are exposed, no matter what your age, prophylactic antibiotics are indicated asap. ...Read more

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Are children more susceptible to toxoplasmosis?

Are children more susceptible to toxoplasmosis?

Maturity helps: Yes, their brains are undergoing maturation especially during the first2-3 years of life thereby making them more susceptible. Alo they have not yet reached adult levels of immunity. Newborn babies are usually screened for toxo in most states because of their susceptibility. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Park Dr. Park
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Why are teenagers more susceptible to pneumococcal meningitis?

Dr. Jay Park Dr. Park
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Why are teenagers more susceptible to pneumococcal meningitis?

No, they are not.: Individuals with certain underlying medical conditions are at higher risk to develop an invasive pneumococcal infection including meningitis. The conditions are: asplenia (either absent or nonfunctioning); complement deficiency; nephrotic syndrome. Anyone undergoing cochlear implantation is also at higher risk. ...Read more

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Are young children more susceptible to staph infections?

Are young children more susceptible to staph infections?

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. ...Read more

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Are children more susceptible to lead poisoning?

Are children more susceptible to lead poisoning?

Yes: Sure. They are the ones picking stuff up off the floor and putting it in their mouths. Adults can also get lead poisoning if they work with lead products, it's fairly prevalent in gunsmiths who pack their own ammo. ...Read more

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Meningitis susceptibility? Are some people more susceptible to meningitis than others?

Meningitis susceptibility? Are some people more susceptible to meningitis than others?

Of course: Do not worry, as our genetic makeup gives us different susceptibilities for a variety of problems, and risk of infection is but one variation. In this day and age, treatment of infections is exemplary and success is very high indeed. ...Read more

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Are children or the elderly more susceptible to tuberculosis?

Yes: They have in general a weaker immune system. But everybody can get it given enough exposure. ...Read more

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Are adolescent kids more susceptible to fungal skin infections

Are adolescent kids more susceptible to fungal skin infections

Some are...: Superfiical fungal infections are common but may be more likely in people who sweat a lot, especially in sports or play. Sweaty skin (wet/moist skin) is more likely to "growth" fungus. ...Read more

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Are some people more prone to getting cytomegalovirus infection?

Yes: This is not a very infectious organism. It requires a host that is immunusupressed in some way. More likely in uncontrolled diabetics, aids patients and cancer patients on chemo. With a normal immune system infection is very unlikely. ...Read more

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Are there people more susceptible to malaria?

Malaria: It's more of a location susceptibility than a person susceptibility. Certain parts of the world have high malaria risk. An excellent website for up to date info is the cdc website, cdc.Gov. When people are in those high risk locations, risk of malaria can be reduced by taking prophylactic medication, wearing long sleeves and pants and socks, and avoiding dawn and dusk outdoors. ...Read more

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Are elderly more susceptible to sepsis?

Are elderly more susceptible to sepsis?

More than whom?: Persons over 65 are more susceptible to infections and to sepsis than younger adults, but not necessarily than children. ...Read more

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Why are childhood diseases much more virulent in adults?

Why are childhood diseases much more virulent in adults?

Some are some not: Whooping cough is deadly to patients under 6mo old, while adults usually have a bronchitis lasting a few months. Chickenpox is usually a moderate illness in kids, but in the 70's we lost 50 kids/yr .For adults, a larger percentage get chickenpox pneumonia and can die, but that's how the germ works. I can think of many examples where your comment is just not true. Just unexpected. ...Read more

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Are there people more susceptible to pinworm?

Dr. Indu Lal Dr. Lal
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Poor hygine: Since pinworms spread by direct contact with the eggs., poor hygiene and crowded living condition predisposes to infestation. ...Read more

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Are there people more susceptible to scabies?

Are there people more susceptible to scabies?

Some get bad case: More specifically people with immune system deficiencies can get a much more severe form of the disease with a greater burden of mites and more inflammatory changes in the skin. This form of scabies is called "crusted scabies". For the most part simply acquiring the disorder is just a matter of exposure to someone with the disease. ...Read more

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