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Can sepsis effect the bone children and adults?

Can sepsis effect the bone children and adults?

Yes: I'm not sure if you are asking if the sepsis syndrome can damage bones (it can) or if people can get septic from osteomyleitis (bone infection), but the answer to both questions is yes. ...Read more

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Dr. William Walsh
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Infection In The Blood (Definition)

Sepsis is a condition in which a person has a blood infection, usually caused by bacteria. The bacteria get into the bloodstream and are spread all over the body. The infection plus the immune system's response to it causes the symptoms of sepsis, which include fever, rapid heart rate, rapid breathing, high white ...Read more


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Do obese children have advanced bone ages, which lead to lower adult heights? If so, can that be corrected with weight loss?

Do obese children have advanced bone ages, which lead to lower adult heights?  If so, can that be corrected with weight loss?

Yes/maybe: Particularly in girls, obesity can advance bone age because of increases in adrenal androgens and increased aromatization of androgens to Estrogens through increased fatty tissue. That said, earlier puberty often ensues which further advances bone age and can limit final height potential. Losing weight may help to slow things down, at least not to further accelerate the maturation process. ...Read more

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Do immunizations help prevent sepsis in children?

Do immunizations help prevent sepsis in children?

Yes, and adults too: Vaccination decreases the spread of serious bacterial infections through the population. Since the main route of spread is through children in school/daycare, vaccinating these children reduces the risk of infection and sepsis in their parents and grandparents. ...Read more

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How many bones are in an adult vs in a child?

How many bones are in an adult vs in a child?

Same: The number is the same, although the level of calcium deposition and strength are different. There are some stray bony pieces called joint mice that show up in stray sights in adults, but the basic number of bnes is the same at any age. ...Read more

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How do bone cysts form in children?

How do bone cysts form in children?

Not realy known: There is not a specific etiology of the bone cyst, however, cohen theorized that the unicameral bone cyst occurs when interstitial fluids in cancellous bones quickly accumulate in one region from blockage to expand and form the cyst. ...Read more

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Which is the most commonly fractured bone in children?

Which  is the most commonly fractured bone in children?

Clavicle: It is my understanding that the clavicle is the first bone to completely ossify (finish forming) and most broken at any age. ...Read more

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Please describe the most commonly fractured bone in children?

Please describe the most commonly fractured bone in children?

Radius: In my general orthopaedic practice, the fracture i see most commonly in children is the radius near the wrist which we call the distal (far end) radius. This is commonly considered to be a fractured wrist. ...Read more

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Can older adult men have weak or brittle bones?

Can older adult men have weak or brittle bones?

Yes they could: When older people get less active their bones also get less active and become brittle. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

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


Dr. William Walsh
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Sepsis (Definition)

Sepsis occurs as a result of body's abnormal response to severe infection. Manifestation of sepsis include fever, rapid heart rate and rapid breathing. Blood work will reveal elevation of ...Read more