The prognosis for children diagnosed with XHIM is poor as of the early 2000s; morbidity and mortality for this disorder are significantly higher than for other primary immunodeficiency disorders.
It may be helpful to remember how rare botulism is, how easy it is to assure food safety, and also that morbidity and mortality can be avoided with early recognition of the symptoms.
Although many of these behaviors are health-promoting, some are health-compromising, resulting in increasingly high rates of adolescent morbidity and mortality.
Hyper-IgM syndrome is a disorder with a high degree of morbidity, which means that patients diagnosed with it often suffer from other diseases or disorders.
Children living in inner cities, low-income populations, and minorities have disproportionately higher morbidity and mortality due to asthma.
An Apgar score of 0-3 at 20 minutes of age, for example, is indicative of high rates of morbidity (disease) and mortality (death).
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Interestingly, there has not been a reported reduction in perinatal morbidity in the United States with the use of EFM.
Perinatal morbidity is associated with infections, reactions to anesthesia agents, blood clots, and bleeding.
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