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Diseases in Childhood and Adulthood

Please help discuss the following:

1. Identify a disease process caused by either a parasite, bacteria, fungus, or virus.

2. What are the differences in clinical manifestations between a disease process that occurs in childhood versus adulthood?

3. Are these differences only because of vocabulary/ability to describe, point to, critically attribute, or are they really different manifestations?

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To answer these questions you should rely on peer-reviewed articles or a textbook.

The best source for peer-reviewed articles is PubMed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/
This website is a search engine for science articles that have been vetted by other scientists. When you are searching for information here I recommend narrowing your search to full text articles. That way you are not just looking at the abstract but are able to read the entire article.

1. To answer this question, you should search for the following in PubMed: "Disease" AND ...

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The solution shows how to come up with a 3-4 sentence answer for each question.