Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital
Did You Know?
Children can contract different kinds of infectious diseases, and they are different from those that adults can get
For example, children can contract all types of bacterial, parasitic, viral, or fungal infections that involve the respiratory system, stomach and intestinal tract, eyes, ears, or skin.
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Children are not “small adults” and their risks for infections differ greatly based on things like age, activity and the ability to fight infection.
A child with a primary immune deficiency has an immune system that does not work at all, or does not work well, usually due to a hereditary or genetic defect. When that happens, the child will have a reduced ability to resist or get rid of an infectious disease.
The Center for Allergy, Asthma and Immune Disorders is a program of Hackensack University Medical Center, one of New Jersey’s premier university-based facilities, it offers a vast range of advanced diagnostic technologies and treatment services.