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Are bacterial infections worse for children and the elderly

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes, at extreme ages

Very young patients and very old patients both have trouble fighting off infections, for various reasons.
That means their doctors prefer to do more tests, do tests sooner, and get treatment started earlier, so that infections have less of a chance to "take hold and spread".

In brief: Yes, at extreme ages

Very young patients and very old patients both have trouble fighting off infections, for various reasons.
That means their doctors prefer to do more tests, do tests sooner, and get treatment started earlier, so that infections have less of a chance to "take hold and spread".
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Yes

For very young children (up to about 18 mos) and the elderly, bacterial infections can be far more severe than in healthy children over that age and in adults.

In brief: Yes

For very young children (up to about 18 mos) and the elderly, bacterial infections can be far more severe than in healthy children over that age and in adults.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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