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Can Sepsis Effect The Bone Children And Adults
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
In treatment only: The main source of infection for Yersinia pestis, the cause of bubonic plague, is by contact with rodents and their fleas. Therefore, children may be more likely to handle rodents or other animals in certain circumstances. Otherwise, the elderly may have a poorer prognosis as in most other illnesses. Tetracyclin, a common treatment, is not suitable for children under 8 years. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The very young have less developed lungs and a more active immune system, causing more inflammation and damage. The elderly have more scarred and damaged lungs, plus likely heart issues, and a less effective immune system, enabling an infection to cause more damage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The disease is a result of inhaling droplets or soil contaminated by the legionella bacterium. Not everyone who is exposed will get this. Risk factors include age over 65 years, low immunity, smoking, steroid treatment, chronic lung disease and occupational (air conditioner maintainers). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the symptoms and side effects as the child grows older of early brain damage that wasn't diagnosed?
Depends on variables: Depends on which areas were involved and the babies abilities to work around the injury.Different from a mature adult brain, a babies brain has some flexibility in routing new wiring to make up for injuries.Some kids will nor show deficits until we expect to see a function, like walking well, or reading, etc. ...Read more
Yes it can.: Hand, foot, and mouth disease is a common viral illness that usually affects infants and children younger than 5 years old. However, it can sometimes occur in adults. Symptoms of hand, foot, and mouth disease include fever, blister-like sores in the mouth (herpangina), and a skin rash.Hand, foot, and mouth disease is caused by viruses that belong to the enterovirus genus (group). This group of vir. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Probably..obesity: Unfortunately, america has the most number of obese people in the world and this is is still increasing rapidly, especially in the young kids, which will cause trouble in their joints as they get older. I anticipate that the cost of osteoarhritis will approach of heart disease some day, maybe more. Stay tuned! it is sad. ...Read more
My granddaughter has hand foot and mouth disease. Can adults catch the disease if the immune system is comprised?
YES: Hand foot and mouth disease is a viral illness not to be confused with the cattle illness hoof and mouth. It is contagious and an adult can get it if he or she has not had a previous infection with the virus or if immunosuppressed. It is a self limited illness that only on very rare occasions can cause serious complications . ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Some degree of gum recession can happen as people age. Can this also be the situation with bone loss without the presence of periodontal disease?
Bone loss: Bone loss is associated with gum loss, they go hand in hand. Most perio is due to bacteria (better hygiene) but can be increased by trauma, smoking, systemic disease, nastier bacteria, meds, etc. The biggest reason we get more loss with age (besides disease and inability to clean) is we have more time to be exposed to the above bad habits. I have seen 80 year olds with all their teeth. See a dds. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
If an adult has mild rheumatic fever, will it weaken the immunity in the urinary and reproductive system tracts such as urethra or prostate?
Are the bones of individuals having osteogenesis imperfecta will become more brittle as they reach the age of 40 and above?
Deformities due to: Bones remain brittle and as you age there are deformities dure to repeated fractures, there are different kinds from type1 to type8. ...Read more
Exercise/Vision/Plan: The government offers many resources for exercise that improves strength, balance, and fitness. See http://go4life.nia.nih.gov/ also look for a local program in your area called a matter of balance. http://www.ncoa.org/improve-health/center-for-healthy-aging/a-matter-of-balance.html maintaining good vision and removal of potential stumbling blocks at home are also important to avoid falls. ...Read more
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