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Why is diphtheria mortality higher in children and adults over 40?

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Dr. Indu Lal
Pediatrics
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In brief: Respiratory compromi

Lower immunity may be the reason for quick spread of disease causing respiratory compromise.

In brief: Respiratory compromi

Lower immunity may be the reason for quick spread of disease causing respiratory compromise.
Dr. Indu Lal
Dr. Indu Lal
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics

In brief: Immune system

The general reason is that adults over 40 have weakened immune systems.
Children may also have weaker immune systems and they have smaller airways so it is easier to have occlusion form swelling.

In brief: Immune system

The general reason is that adults over 40 have weakened immune systems.
Children may also have weaker immune systems and they have smaller airways so it is easier to have occlusion form swelling.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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