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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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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


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Does the plague effect children, the elderly and adults differently?

Does the plague effect children, the elderly and adults differently?

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 more

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Does the flu affect children and the elderly more severely?

Does the flu affect children and the elderly more severely?

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 more

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Will legionnaires' disease effect children, the elderly, or adults differently?

Will legionnaires' disease effect children, the elderly, or adults differently?

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 more

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Does anthrax effect children or the elderly different than healthy adults?

Does anthrax effect children or the elderly different than healthy adults?

Yes : The very young and elderly are typically affected more so and have higher rates of loss of life or prolonged recovery by any serious infection. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms and side effects as the child grows older of early brain damage that wasn't diagnosed?

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

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How can childhood malnutrition effect body development as an adult?

How can  childhood malnutrition effect body development as an adult?

Mostly short stature: Childhood malnutrition affects a child's growth, thus it affects the adult height. It also affects the brain function, the immune systems, the digestive systems and etc. ...Read more

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Would the symptoms of hand foot and mouth disease be the same for adults as in children?

Would the symptoms of hand foot and mouth disease be the same for adults as in children?

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 more

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Does america have people with the most bone and joint problems?

Does america have people with the most bone and joint problems?

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

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Can antibiotics affect the growth and development of a child?

Can antibiotics affect the growth and development of a child?

Sometimes: Unfortunately antibiotic abuse is all too common. You need to be sure that the use of an antibiotic is absolutely necessary.They can lead to bowel yeast infection that can influence the overall health of the child. ...Read more

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Can starvation in children prevent growth of adult teeth?

Can starvation in children prevent growth of adult teeth?

Sure: Starvation can cause many developmental problems. I am curious as to why you ask about starvation. ...Read more

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My granddaughter has hand foot and mouth disease. Can adults catch the disease if the immune system is comprised?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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How can polio cause respiratory problems at the cellular level?

How can polio cause respiratory problems at the cellular level?

BulbarPolioBrainStem: Respiration is affected when polio virus attacks brain stem that can cause respiratory failure.It is called Bulbar Polio and needs ventilater to breath In old days it was called Iron Lung Does not affect at cellular level ...Read more

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How can polio cause respiratory problems at the cellular level?

How can  polio cause respiratory problems at the cellular level?

The same way that...: Poliovirus causes weakness in other muscles. Respiratory issues are caused by respiratory muscle flaccid paralysis caused by the destruction of motor nerve cells. ...Read more

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Are the bones of individuals having osteogenesis imperfecta will become more brittle as they reach the age of 40 and above?

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

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How can elderly adults improve their balance and reduce risk of falling?

How can elderly adults improve their balance and reduce risk of falling?

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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Which disease deals with adult demineralization of bone and will drinking milk help me?

Which disease deals with adult demineralization of bone and will drinking milk help me?

Hyperparathyroidism: Osteomalcia is the name medicaly used for this condition. The mmost common causes are: hyperparathyroidism vitamin d deficiency and others. Thesecond one drinking a lot of milk will help in trearing. ...Read more

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Septic Shock (Definition)

Septic shock. Sepsis occurs when an infections enters & is spread through the bloodstream, potentially causing a marked drop in blood pressure with potential for stroke, heart or ...Read more


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Sepsis (Definition)

The body's abnormal response to severe infection. Sepsis symptoms include fever, rapid heart rate and rapid breathing, and bloodwork will reveal elevation of ...Read more