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Geriatric Infectious Diseases: Current Concepts on Diagnosis and Management

Thomas T Yoshikawa, Dean C Norman
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2017, 65 (3): 631-641
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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.

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