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Soins Gerontol. 2011 Nov-Dec;(92):20-3.

[Infections in the elderly in long-term care facilities].

[Article in French]

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Département des sciences infirmières et paramédicales, EHESP, Rennes/Paris. Monique.Rothan-Tondeur@ehesp.fr

Abstract

The risk of infection in the elderly is three to five times higher and more serious than in young adults. It is therefore important to be fully aware of this risk of infection. The nurse must not ignore this public health issue.

PMID:
22288274
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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