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What are the usual bacterial causes of pneumonia in tweens and teens?

What are the usual bacterial causes of pneumonia in tweens and teens?

Viral: Viruses or atypical pneumonias due to mycoplasma, chlamydia are far more common than bacterial infections in this age group. Unfortunately influenza and other viral infections may predispose to secondary bacterial infections. Stay in touch with your family doctor and follow their vaccine recommendations. ...Read more

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Can you please list the common causes of pneumonia in tweens and teens?

Can you please list the common causes of pneumonia in tweens and teens?

Many possibilities. : The most common cause is likely viruses, followed by a germ called mycoplasma & then pneumococcus. The presenting features af the different germs usually varies as does the appearance on x-ray. ...Read more

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What are the different signs of bronchitis and pneumonia in toddlers?

What are the different signs of bronchitis and pneumonia in toddlers?

Bronchitis is viral: Bacterial bronchitis really nonexistent in kids. Bronchitis is just a way of saying chest cold. Same virus that causes a cold, but it involves upper airway between lungs & vocal cords. Treated the same way: rest & patience. Pneumonia is also usually viral in kids, but can also be bacterial. Warning signs: prolonged high fever, labored breathing, marked inactivity. Type of cough is unimportant. ...Read more

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Why are the symptoms of bacterial meningitis in infants and young children?

Why are the symptoms of bacterial meningitis in infants and young children?

The classic stiff: Neck, arched back, lethargy, irritability and high fever, often after a respiratory infection (pneumonia) or especially ear infection. Once started, head ache, vomiting are also part of the symotims from blocked ventricles and elevated intracranial pressure. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of appendicitis in children and teens?

What are the symptoms of appendicitis in children and teens?

Pain in right side: In young people, appendicitis usually begins as a vague discomfort around the belly button. It then slowly moves to the right lower abdomen area and slowly becomes more intense. Many people experience nausea and vomiting. However, appendicitis can be very tricky and sometimes appears with different symptoms depending on exactly where it is located on the right side. If in doubt, get it checked out. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of meningitis in adults usually?

What are the symptoms of meningitis in adults usually?

Back pain, headache: Depending on the location, meningitis almost always causes pain. If it is in the skull--headache. If in the spine--spine pain. Of course neurologic dysfunction occurs often, such as seizure, stroke, paralysis, sensory loss, speech disturbance, coma, death. ...Read more

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What respiratory diseases are of concern for the elderly and infants and why?

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What respiratory diseases are of concern for the elderly and infants and why?

For infants: I will answer part of your questions. For infants: rsv, human metapneumovirus, pertussis, influenza, and may be parainfluenza viruses. ...Read more

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What are the causes of appendicitis in teens?

Unknown: Appendicitis can occur from infancy into the very elderly. I am not aware of any causes for appendicitis. One medical site lists the most common age group for appendicitis is ages 10-30. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of valley fever in adults and is it mistaken at times for pneumonia?

What are the symptoms of valley fever in adults and is it mistaken at times for pneumonia?

Coccidiodomycosis: Valley fever is due to this systemic fungal infection and can present as pneumonia. In some people, particularly those who are immune compromised, this can become very severe and cause central nervous system infection, usually as meningitis. Most people resolve this spontaneously without major defects or need for therapy. ...Read more

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What are the top causes of bronchitis and pneumonia?

What are the top causes of bronchitis and pneumonia?

Bacteria or viral: Both acute bronchitis and pneumonia are usually caused by either bacterial or viral infections. Some common bacterial causes include strep pneumoniae, staph aureus, b. Catarhalis as well as many others. Chronic bronchitis is a form of copd, usually due to smoking. ...Read more

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Are fetal deaths still common in this day and age? What are the main causes?

Are fetal deaths still common in this day and age? What are the main causes?

Yes, they happen: If you are talking about the unexpected passing of a fetus in an otherwise healthy woman's womb, it is not exactly common but it still does happen - despite prenatal care - and in most instances the cause is not found. If mom is known to have diabetes, high blood pressure, or the baby is too small doctors will do everything to deliver the baby before it passes in the womb. ...Read more

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What are the causes of frequent ear infections in a child?

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What are the causes of frequent ear infections in a child?

Multiple: Just to name a few: attending daycare, exposure to tobacco smoke, cleft palate, positive family history, ciliary dysfunction, immunodeficiency. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of gastroenteritis in teens?

What are the symptoms of gastroenteritis in teens?

See below: There is no difference in the symptoms based on age. Most everyone will have vomiting and diarrhea, or diarrhea alone. ...Read more

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Pneumonia (Definition)

A condition in which the lungs become inflamed, most ...Read more