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

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Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology
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In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

In brief: Six decade.

Approximately 70% of patients are male.
In years past, the peak age group affected has been the sixth decade, but, since 2000, the cdc has noted the greatest number of cases in middle-aged adults (45-64 years old). [5] according to epocrates.

In brief: Six decade.

Approximately 70% of patients are male.
In years past, the peak age group affected has been the sixth decade, but, since 2000, the cdc has noted the greatest number of cases in middle-aged adults (45-64 years old). [5] according to epocrates.
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