Varicella and mumps

Dr. James Mon é jmone at MARAUDER.MILLERSV.EDU
Thu Oct 7 08:40:25 EST 1999

I hate to give a non-answer, but, unfortunately, we just don't know why
these viral diseases (and others) are more severe in adults than children. 
Many of the factors controlling virulence are unknown.  We do know that
children are not merely small adults.  Many drugs that have specific effects
in adults have very different effects (often bad ones) in children.

Jay Mone'

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