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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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Is meningococcemia deadly?

Is meningococcemia deadly?

Yes.: Yes, it can be rapidly fatal if not treated quickly. ...Read more

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How exactly does meningitis progress to meningococcemia?

How exactly does meningitis progress to meningococcemia?

It's actually...: ...The other way around: meningococcus invades the bloodstream from the nose, causing meningoconnemia; blood carries the bacteria to the brain, causing meningitis. ...Read more

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How fast can meningococcemia cause sepsis in a healthy individual?

How fast can meningococcemia cause sepsis in a healthy individual?

Hours: It can lead to death, brain or other organ injury within hours if treatment is not promptly started. Get vaccinated! ...Read more

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What is meningocecemia?

What is meningocecemia?

Infection: It is the spread of an infection by the organism nieserria meningococcus into the blood stream. Very serious. ...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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Why are dark skinned children more susceptible to rickets than fair skinned children?

Why are dark skinned children more susceptible to rickets than fair skinned children?

See below: Dark skinned people cannot make as much vitamin d from sun exposure, as light skin people can. Vitamin d is needed for calcium absorption and bone formation. ...Read more

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How susceptible are children to depression?

How susceptible are children to depression?

See below: If we look at a 12-month period, the prevalence of depression is about 1% for pre-pubertal children and around 3% for post-pubertal adolescents. This is from a national guideline from the uk. More information at: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0015779/. ...Read more

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Are children susceptible to mental illnesses?

Are children susceptible to mental illnesses?

Children usually: Are flexible in how they handle stressors. But children can be vulnerable to some forms of mental illness just as adults are. There are some mental illnesses however, that do not normally present until later in life. ...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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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 preemies more susceptible to learning difficulties than other children?

Are preemies more susceptible to learning difficulties than other children?

Yes: This spring a former pt & 14oz premi named the "littlest angel" by local media, graduated from baylor & reminds me that even those with a troublesome start can do great. Neonatal units are not a perfect substitute for a womb & number wise there is a correlation with intensity of neonatal problems & learning problems later. Each child is unique & early childhood programs help monitor progress. ...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 allergic pulmonary aspergillosis?

Are children more susceptible to allergic pulmonary aspergillosis?

Not necessarily kids: Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (abpa) is a hypersensitivity reaction to a. Fumigatus colonization of the tracheobronchial tree and occurs in conjunction with asthma and cystic fibrosis (cf). 0.25-0.8% of people with asthma and approximately 7% of patients with CF are estimated to have abpa (this includeds kids and adults). ...Read more

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