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Pneumonia and MECP2 Duplication Syndrome: Part 1

About Pneumonia

Pneumonia almost certainly represents the greatest health threat to most individuals with MECP2 Duplication Syndrome. It is the cause of a great deal of illness and loss of life among individuals with MECP2 Duplication Syndrome. Although there are clearly differences among these individuals, as a group, they appear to experience pneumonia more frequently, have more severe symptoms, and respond to treatment more slowly. This blog entry is the first in a series written for families that describes pneumonia, discusses some of the factors that contribute to pneumonia in individuals with MECP2 duplication syndrome, and suggests some possible practical strategies for reducing the risk of respiratory infections and managing pneumonia. Continue reading