Why Is a Child Not a Miniadult for Infections?

Title

Why Is a Child Not a Miniadult for Infections?

Creator

Chappell MT; Kelly C; Rosenthal KS

Publisher

Infectious Diseases In Clinical Practice

Date

2021
2021-05

Description

The presentation of an infectious disease in a child is likely to differ from an adult and will differ at different ages of the child. In addition to differences in immune response, there are significant differences in anatomy, physiology, metabolism, and behavior that affect susceptibility, course of disease, severity, and treatment. This is the first of a series of reviews that examine differences in disease presentation for different demographics. This short review will look at some of the parameters that ask, “Why is a child not a miniadult for infections?”

Subject

children; COVID-19; immunology; infectious disease

Rights

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Format

journalArticle

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Pages

e169-e173

Issue

3

Volume

29

ISSN

1056-9103

NEOMED College

NEOMED College of Medicine

NEOMED Department

Department of Integrative Medical Sciences

Update Year & Number

June 2021 List

Citation

Chappell MT; Kelly C; Rosenthal KS, “Why Is a Child Not a Miniadult for Infections?,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed June 25, 2022, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/11717.

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