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Understanding Genes Involved with Weakened Immunity During Sepsis in Kids

May 27, 2022

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Presented by Health Lab

A team of U-M researchers hopes to better understand immunoparalysis in children, a form of profoundly weakened immunity during sepsis associated with increased morbidity and mortality. When a child’s immune system overreacts to infection during sepsis, it can damage their small body. Mohamed Farhat, M.D., a pediatric critical care physician at the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and researcher at Michigan Medicine, shares insights on the condition and initial findings from the pilot study.

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