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The 4 horsemen of the apocalypse: GDD

My modern revision of Dante's Inferno was well received, so this is an appropriate time of the year, with the birth of Christ hard upon us- to revisit the subject of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Being familiar with the Bible, but by no means a scholar, there is a certain dark humor to the concept of the Four Horsemen, and I do at times like to refer to them, perhaps as much because they are a somewhat humorous take on a terrible subject > one has to be able to laugh at one's own misfortune, while at the same time taking it seriously. The laughter ensures the maintenance of sanity. So the original Horsemen are: Pestilence, War, Famine, and Death. They were generated at a time when the

GDD in children

I have been asked a few times recently about GDD in children. Here is my current thinking. GDD is very rare in children primarily because the incitement of GDD in a person often requires that the immune system is mature enough to mount an aggressive response to a foreign antigen (Gd). That is why the disease usually presents beyond 20 years of age. Can children get GDD though? Probably yes. In Medicine we often divide children in atleast the following categories by age(and probably more is appropriate). Neonates (up to 1 year of age) often for medications they are clustered up to 2 years of age, but likely there is difference between 0-1 years, and 1-2years. 0-1 years the immune reaction oft

 
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