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

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?”

Rights

Copyright © 2021 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.

Format

Journal Article

NEOMED College

NEOMED College of Medicine

NEOMED Department

Department of Integrative Medical Sciences

Update Year & Number

Jan to Aug list 2021

Citation

Chappell MT; Kelly C; Rosenthal KS, “Why Is a Child Not a Miniadult for Infections?,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed August 11, 2022, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/11922.

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