Why Is a Child Not a Miniadult for Infections?


Why Is a Child Not a Miniadult for Infections?


Chappell MT; Kelly C; Rosenthal KS


Infectious Diseases In Clinical Practice




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?”


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Journal Article

NEOMED College

NEOMED College of Medicine

NEOMED Department

Department of Integrative Medical Sciences

Update Year & Number

Jan to Aug list 2021


Chappell MT; Kelly C; Rosenthal KS, “Why Is a Child Not a Miniadult for Infections?,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed September 22, 2023, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/11922.