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Are children more susceptible to invasive pulmonary aspergillosis?

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: No...and Yes

Depends on the child and their immune system..
...As well as what illnesses or genetic disorders they might be born with. If they are entirely normal, then no, they are not more susceptible.

In brief: No...and Yes

Depends on the child and their immune system..
...As well as what illnesses or genetic disorders they might be born with. If they are entirely normal, then no, they are not more susceptible.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: No

Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis occurs primarily in severly immunocompromised patients such as leukemic patients on chemotherapy or transplant patients on immunosuppressive drugs.
It can also occur in a chronic formin some patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Children are less susceptible because of their generally good health and good immunity.

In brief: No

Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis occurs primarily in severly immunocompromised patients such as leukemic patients on chemotherapy or transplant patients on immunosuppressive drugs.
It can also occur in a chronic formin some patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Children are less susceptible because of their generally good health and good immunity.
Dr. Michael Ein
Dr. Michael Ein
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