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Is a streptococcal infection more serious in the elderly?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: Yes.

Any illness is more severe at the extremes of age ( neonatal/infantile period and elderly), including infections and streptococcal etiology.

In brief: Yes.

Any illness is more severe at the extremes of age ( neonatal/infantile period and elderly), including infections and streptococcal etiology.
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

In general elderly people may not recover as well from even routine bacterial infections because their organs have less reserve in that they are usually being treated for several chronic illnesses.

In brief: Yes

In general elderly people may not recover as well from even routine bacterial infections because their organs have less reserve in that they are usually being treated for several chronic illnesses.
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Dr. Willa Terry
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