Infectious issues in adolescents with disabilities

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Duri ng the past three decades because of advances in medicine the prevalence of chronic illness or disability in adolescence has increased. This paradox has brought about prolongation of life for children with certain chronic diseases who in the past did not reach adolescence but over the last decade the survival rate has increased significantly. This paradox has brought with it new challenges for the management of problems in adolescence with lifelong disability. This review discusses infectious disorders often associated with chronic disability in adolescence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)239-244
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal on Disability and Human Development
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Adolescence
  • chronic illness
  • disability
  • infectious disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Sensory Systems
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing
  • Speech and Hearing


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