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J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Mar;65(3):631-641. doi: 10.1111/jgs.14731. Epub 2017 Jan 31.

Geriatric Infectious Diseases: Current Concepts on Diagnosis and Management.

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1
Department of Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, California.
2
David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California.
3
Department of Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, California.
4
University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California.

Abstract

New information on infectious diseases in older adults has become available in the past 20 years. In this review, in-depth discussions on the general problem of geriatric infectious diseases (epidemiology, pathogenesis, age-related host defenses, clinical manifestations, diagnostic approach); diagnosis and management of bacterial pneumonia, urinary tract infection, and Clostridium difficile infection; and the unique challenges of diagnosing and managing infections in a long-term care setting are presented.

KEYWORDS:

aging; geriatric; infection; infectious disease; long-term care

PMID:
28140454
DOI:
10.1111/jgs.14731
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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