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How long does it take toddlers who have had limb amputations and scarring due to meningococcemia to recover and go back home?

In Topics: Medical problems
> 60 days ago

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Wayne Yankus
Dec 10, 2010
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What the Expert Says:

this, of course, depends on each individual.  Given their toddler age, they need to learn to walk again and physical therapy takes longer. It also depends on how many limbs were involved and what stage of development they were in before the disease.  also, there is emotional scaring from the ICU and hospitalizations which delays the total healing.  Each case is special.

Wayne Yankus, MD, FAAP
expert panelist: pediatrics

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